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CBI boss calls for Stonehenge tunnel

The head of the business lobby group, the CBI, has called on the government to revive plans to build a tunnel underneath Stonehenge.
Mr Cridland said it would give the economy a boost by reducing congestion on the busy A303 road.

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How Stonehenge site became the world's largest military training camp

Many of England's historic sites - some of which played key roles defending the country in past centuries - were given new roles during World War One. Tudor castles came to the defence of the nation once again, while country houses helped wounded soldiers recover.
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Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map

Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.
They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three metres, with unprecedented resolution.
Early results suggest that the iconic monument did not stand alone, but was accompanied by 17 neighbouring shrines.

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Stonehenge 'complete circle' evidence found

Evidence that the outer stone circle at Stonehenge was once complete has been found, because a hosepipe used to water the site was not long enough.
Parch marks in the grass, in an area that had not been watered, have revealed places where two "missing" huge sarsen stones may once have stood.
The marks were spotted by an English Heritage steward who alerted archaeologists to their existence.

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Assessing the acoustics of Stonehenge

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Stonehenge should display fake human remains, druid says

A druid leader is calling for fake, rather than real, human remains to be put on display at Stonehenge.
In an open letter, King Arthur Pendragon criticised English Heritage for the "macabre manner" it plans to display "ancestral remains".
In 2011, he lost a High Court bid to have bones, found in 2008, reburied.

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Rewriting the story of Stonehenge

Archeologists have found that the original Stonehenge was a graveyard for a community of elite families built 500 years earlier than the site we know today.
The new discovery has finally solved many of the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge, overturning the accepted view on construction and use of our greatest prehistoric monument. These new findings will be revealed for the first time in a special Channel 4 documentary screened on Sunday night (8pm 10 March).
The British team, which was led by Professor Parker Pearson (UCL Institute of Archeology), analysed the ancient remains of 63 bodies buried around Stonehenge, finding that the first monument was originally a graveyard for a community of elite families, whose remains were brought to Stonehenge and buried over a period of more than 200 years.
 
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Stonehenge builders travelled from far, say researchers

Thousands of people came from across Britain to help build Stonehenge, experts investigating the origins of the monument have said.
They said people travelled from as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

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Stonehenge lights

As the sun set on Tuesday night, Stonehenge was illuminated with fire.
The Fire Garden, which runs for three nights, has been created by French arts group Compagnie Carabosse as part of the London 2012 Festival.
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Stonehenge was built to unify Britain

Building Stonehenge was a way to unify the people of Stone Age Britain, researchers have concluded.
Teams working on the Stonehenge Riverside Project believe the circle was built after a long period of conflict between east and west Britain.
Researchers also believe the stones, from southern England and west Wales, symbolise different communities.

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Ed~ Stonehenge was built at a time of transition from a nomadic hunter gatherer society to a pastoral agricultural way of life. And indeed it may have served as a unifying tool for a ruling elite.



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