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Stone Henge builders came from all across Britain

New research shows that as many as 4,000 people from all across Britain came to help construct Stonehenge. This is astounding when you consider that the population of Britain at the time was only in the tens of thousands.

Researchers from University College London said their findings overturned what was thought about the origins of the monument.

Until now it had been thought that Stonehenge was built as an astronomical calendar or observatory.

The latest findings, which came after a decade of research, suggested it was the act of building the monument rather than its purpose that was key.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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