Researchers studying an ancient monument in West Wales believe it may have been taken from some of its standing stones and reused to construct Stonehenge about 280 kilometers away.
The University College London (UCL) team made the bold claim of the ancient smash-and-grab while studying the Welsh stone circle called Waun Mawn, which takes place at Stonehenge at about 400 years old according to carbon and other carbon and sediment samples . analyzed.
The world-famous Stonehenge, built sometime around 3000 BC, is located near Salisbury in the south-west of England, but it has been shown to contain several rather troublesome winds that were allegedly taken from the site in Wales.
“It simply came to our notice then. Maybe most people walked and took their stones – the identity of their ancestors – with them, “ said archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson of UCL.
The theory may explain why the Stonehenge monoliths differ from other monuments built in the same era, which contained rocks from nearby quarries.
If confirmed, the theory suggests that Stonehenge may well have been an ancient equivalent of copying and pasting, as Waun Mawn has a diameter of 360 feet (110 meters), which fits perfectly with the diameter of the ditch around Stonehenge. Both monuments are also in line with the midsummer sunrise sunrise.
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