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Stonehenge: Pits Discovered Aligning With Celestial Events


Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, non-invasive archaeology )

Myron
- 2756 days ago - cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com
The pits may have been key links in a ceremonial route predating Stonehenge. They were discovered using high-tech non-invasive techniques including ground-penetrating radar and magnetometry.



   

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Sheryl G (359)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 7:08 pm
Thanks, I'm always intreigued by information like this.
 

Ellen m (215)
Friday December 2, 2011, 10:22 pm
This is to cool. And i'm with Dandelion..i can't get enough of this kind of thing..it takes me away from all the harsh realities we are facing at present, even if for just a few minutes it's greatly appreciated. Thanks Myron..1love
 

P A (117)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 1:21 am
Fascinating - though if the stones are at sunrise and sunset on the longest day, presumably they are approx NE and NW.... sorry!
 

Myron Scott (70)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:49 am
Good point, Patricia. Years ago, Ellen, a professor's wife asked several of us at a party what we read for pleasure. I said that right then I was reading a lot of cultural anthropology. She said, "Talk about escapist literature."
 

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 11:56 am
"The pits may have been key links in a ceremonial route predating Stonehenge." - thanks for sharing, Myron!! Many of us are totally intrigued by 'things' like this!
 

Andrew Butt (84)
Monday December 5, 2011, 12:47 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Joanne M (22)
Monday December 5, 2011, 6:27 am
Stonehenge is locate at a powerful intersection of natural forces so it is not surprising that there are ruins being found that predate the stones.

Thanks for sharing such an interesting article!
 

Beth M (138)
Monday December 5, 2011, 4:31 pm
Very interesting. Love these types of articles!
 

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 10:57 pm
I wonder if it was an ancient graveyard.
 
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