The archeologist team has found another breaking discovery at the stone monoliths buried near the Stonehenge of UK.
The 4,500 year-old monument filled with monolith stones called the Durrington Walls Superhenge were discovered under 3 feet under the ground and were two miles from the Stonehenge. The archeologists that discovered the location noted that the discovered monument were at an extraordinary scale, it is also possible that the monument was previously a Neolithic ritual site. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project team has created an underground map of the discovered monument that was lasted for five years.
They used remote sensing and geophysical imaging technology with the help from experts from Birmingham and Bradford universities to map out the condition and exact position of the stone monoliths that were buried without the need of excavation. Experts believed that there were previously springs around the area and a dry valley that leads to the River Amon. They also believed that the Stone Monoliths were made out of Sarsen stones; sandstone blocks that are commonly found in the Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire.
The Durrington Walls is one of the largest known henge monuments in the world. It spans at around 500 meters (around 1,650 feet) in diameter and has a circumference of around 1,500 meters (approx. 5,000 feet) with a row of almost 90 stones that could go as high as 4.5 meters (15 feet). Judging from the c-shape structure of the monument based on the digital map that they created, the area was used as a ritual arena where the monuments were placed and built to give an impression of authority for both the living and the dead.
This could possibly mean that the Durrington Walls were from an early phase of Neolithic habitation and monument. The discovery and research findings will be then presented this week at the British Science Festival in Bradford.