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Researchers discover largest prehistoric structure EVER FOUND in Britain hiding near Stonehenge

Added 06-22-20 06:37:02am EST - “Archaeologists working at Stonehenge are said to be "astonished" after discovering the largest prehistoric structure ever found in Britain, a circle of deep underground passages, dating back some 4,500 years.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Researchers discover largest prehistoric structure EVER FOUND in Britain hiding near Stonehenge”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The same Neolithic people behind the mysterious Stonehenge monument, which continues to baffle scientists and archaeologists alike to this day, also dug a circle of radially aligned tunnels spanning 1.2 miles (1.93 km) in diameter. They encircle Durrington Walls, one of Britain's largest henge monuments, which is located precisely in the center.

The Guardian has a good graphic showing the size of the "new" neolithic monument found at Stonehenge.It would be easier to see it from space. pic.twitter.com/9v87n1z9dL

The new discovery was made some 1.9 miles north-east of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, in an area that – despite decades of research and discovery – still yields unfathomable wonders from the ancient world. 

“This is an unprecedented find of major significance within the UK. Key researchers on Stonehenge and its landscape have been taken aback by the scale of the structure and the fact that it hadn’t been discovered until now so close to Stonehenge,” said Professor Vincent Gaffney, one of the lead researchers on the project.

"We are starting to see things we could never see through standard archaeology, things we could not imagine."

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