In England, we found a giant wooden double Stonehenge
Created: August 14, 2016
On the territory of the archaeological complex of Durrington Walls, located three kilometers north-east of Stonehenge in Britain, archaeologists have found the remains of a giant (500 meters in diameter) round pillars - but not of stone and wood. On opening, already called sensational, reports The Independent.
Scientists have found that the wooden circle was never completed. A few years after the start of construction in society, there was a strong religious and possibly political developments. Although very little is left before completion, the work stopped. Giant wooden poles (6-7 meters in length and a diameter of 60-70 centimeters) pulled out of the hole (1.5 meters deep) and used for the expansion of other elements of the complex.
Moreover, a few years later we do well for columns specially peppered chalk rubble. Under a layer of this material in one of the wells, scientists have discovered one of the tools (shovel from cow bones) - apparently, he was thrown into a pit in the course of the ritual, marking the closing of the "project". That is, builders have tried to bring the past to oblivion. It remains unclear, they destroyed their own creation or construction of another group of ancient people.
It is noteworthy that this shift was at about the same time, with the rearrangement of Stonehendge: a wide range of low stones - a narrow high. In the same era poured the largest mound in Europe, Silberri Hill (39 meters high). These changes are linked to the emergence of archaeologists in Britain, culture Beaker and the transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.