Archeologists say there was a second Stonehenge only a few miles from the first one (the area where most of the crop circles turn up every year).
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…while searching for crop circles – There are crop circles and there are crop circles. Researchers who search for new formations from airplanes have recently spotted the outlines of circles that are actually ancient monuments. They were spotted about 15 miles away from Stonehenge and are even older.

Closer inspection on the ground by archeologists has revealed that the site contains the remains of ancient wooden temples and tombs. In National Geographic News, James Owen quotes archeologist Helen Wickstead as saying that for such an important site to have remained hidden for so long is “completely amazing.” Archeologists estimate that they were built at least 6,000 years ago.
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It was a place of healing! – A new archeological dig is beginning at Stonehenge in order to establish, once and for all, the date it was built. The researchers think that the gigantic structure was created as a place of healing.

This may have been the reason for the placement of the smaller bluestones INSIDE the giant pillars. It has been discovered these were brought all the way from Wales and placed there, so they were probably thought of as having magical properties of some sort.
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Solar calendars and sun cults were an important part of indigenous American cultures, from the Hopi in North America to the Incas in Peru. Now a mysterious group of towers in Peru has been discovered to be a solar calendar, like Stonehenge. Another discovery shows that the Vikings, who may have been the first foreigners to travel to North America by sea, were able to navigate long distances, even when the weather was too overcast to see the sun, by using crystals.
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