May 30, 2008

Stonehenge’s history "unhenged" by archaeologists

By: Julia Swan and Steven Zhang

Stonehenge is unquestionably the world’s most famous pile of rocks. That enigmatic archaeological site in Great Britain has long been shrouded in mystery. But a new discovery at the site makes piecing together Stonehenge’s 5,000 year history a little less difficult.

Archaeologists have uncovered part of the mystery surrounding Britain’s Stonehenge site. After years of research on Stonehenge’s original construction and function, new archaeological evidence indicates that Stonehenge was a burial ground for what might have been England’s first royal dynasty. Read the entire fascinating story here.

Fun fact of the day: Washington State has its very own Stonehenge replica! That’s right, if you can’t make the trip across the pond to the UK, make the much shorter trip across the state to visit Maryhill, Washington, where you will find a full-size, nearly identical copy of Stonehenge. Strange, but true!

Have a great weekend!

- Julia