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Archaeologists revealed an amazing buried versatile of archaeological monuments has been discovered around Stonehenge using latest techniques of subterranean scanning, around the Neolithic standing stones on Salisbury Plain, and now archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was at the center of a huge network of religious monuments.
Archaeologist from Birmingham University spent four years surveying 12 sq km of land around Stonehenge and finally they found monuments back 6,000 years, include evidence of 17 earlier unidentified wooden or stone shrines and temples as well as dozens of burial mounds which have been mapped in minute detail.
Along with the discoveries, a 100ft-long wooden building, or long barrow, around two miles from Stonehenge, built in 2400BC also found, Archaeologists think it was the place of complex rituals, including the removal of flesh and limbs from dead bodies and most of the monuments are fused into the landscape and unseen to the casual eye.
This discovery indicates that this was initially flanked with a row of 60 huge posts or stones, up to 3m high and the area around Stonehenge was full with unseen hidden complex and after the application of latest equipments, it is finally discovered so that the use of latest technology can transform how researchers and the wider public to know one of the best-studied landscapes on Earth.
The monument was originally circular or C shape, an archaeologist said that an unsatisfactorily long hosepipe might have helped them solve one of the enduring secrets of Stonehenge.
They also discovered two gigantic pits in a 3km-long monument called the Cursus by using land-penetrating radar and other apparatus, the eastern pit’s position with the rising sun, and the western pit’s placed at sunset, intersect at the point where Stonehenge was built 400 years later.
Gaffney said the archaeologists had previously believed that the most of the site of Stonehenge was just “green grass”, but the center of a complex, widespread arrangement of ritualistic monuments that had grown and expanded over time and the way Stonehenge and its surroundings were laid out was a “highly theatrical arrangement”.