Unearthed: prehistoric site that could be ‘little sister’ to Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric site, dubbed ‘Bluehenge’, a mile away from England’s famous circle of standing stones at Stonehenge.

DAILY TELEGRAPH, 3Oct09: Researchers have named it after the colour of the 27 Welsh stones it once incorporated.

The new circle, unearthed in secret over the summer, is one of the most important prehistoric finds in decades, archaeologists say.

Already, dispute has begun about what the discovery means for Stonehenge, and what light it might shed on the reasons why both monuments were erected.

Bluehenge was put up 5,000 years ago – around the same time as work began on Stonehenge, and appears to be a miniature version of it, researchers say.

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