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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Revealing secrets of the stones

An expert from Bournemouth University has helped to pinpoint that Stonehenge was constructed in 2300 BC and its bluestones were erected 300 years later than previously thought.

The monument could have been a place of pilgrimage for the sick and injured of the Neolithic world, equivalent to an ancient accident and emergency in Southern England.

Professor Tim Darvill of Bournemouth University and Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, President of the Society of Antiquaries of London, believe the henge's bluestones were revered as healing stones.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Tuesday 23rd September 2008

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