Stonehenge may have been built in Wales

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Stonehenge.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS announced on December 7 that they have discovered a series of gaps at Carn Goedog and Craig Rhos-y-felin in the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, Wales that seem to match Stonehenge´s famous bluestones in both size and shape.

Stonehenge, England´s greatest prehistoric monument, is situated 225 kilometres from the Preseli Hills, so how the huge stones were moved in still a mystery.  

Professor Mike Parker Pearson, director of the archaeological project and professor of British later prehistory at University College London said the finds were “amazing”.   He said that it could have taken nearly 500 years to drag the stones to Stonehenge, but in his view that was pretty improbable.

It is estimated that each of the 80 huge stones at Stonehenge weighed less than 2 tons, and that oxen or people could have dragged them on some type of wooden sledging on rail type timbers.

The purpose of Stonehenge is still a mystery.  One theory is that it was designed as place to bring people together from the many different part of Britain that existed at the time.

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