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“Superhenge” Discovery – GPR Technology Assists with Archaeological Breakthrough

I am thrilled to hear of the extraordinary discovery of nearly 100 stone monoliths found buried at Durrington Walls, which are thought to have marked a ritual procession route only 3km from Stonehenge, Wiltshire. These great stones were discovered 3ft below the surface of the ground and archaeologists believe that they may have originally measured up to 4.5m in height, and are being dated back as far as 4,500 years ago.

This site has been named “Superhenge” as it is five times bigger than Stonehenge and maybe the largest prehistoric site discovery; archaeologists believe it could be the largest intact prehistoric monument ever built in Britain.

Lead researcher, Vince Gaffney said the stones were “lost to archaeology” but found thanks to modern technology.

This image is created from Computer generated images using the data captured with Ground Penetrating Radar technology (GPR); showing what the stones may have looked like before they were buried.

GPR technology has helped to make huge advancements in the archaeological world; helping to assist ground breaking discoveries without the need for excavation. Visit Catsurveys for the latest GPR technology.

The Telegraph – Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge.

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