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”It is one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain, the largest stone circle in Europe and a sacred meeting place for our ancestors which may even be aligned with the stars.

But a new archaeological survey at Avebury in Wiltshire suggests the Neolithic monument had far odder beginnings.

In fact, the huge circle started out life as a 100ft square, archaeologists now believe, after discovering a mysterious box-shaped enclosure of giant stones in the middle of the henge…

Dr Joshua Pollard from the University of Southampton said: “Our careful programme of geophysical survey has finally completed the work begun by Keiller.

“It has shown the line of stones he identified was one side of a square of megaliths about 30m across and enclosing the Obelisk.

“Also visible are short lines of former standing stones radiating from this square and connecting with the Southern Inner Circle…”
Avebury stone circle was once a ‘weird’ square, archaeologists find

Dr. Troglodyte

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