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Durrington Walls, Amesbury

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  • considering you can't see very much, found sight very interesting. Definitely need either a guide or guide book for this site.  more »
  • This is easy to miss and can be seen from the small car park for Woodhenge, and is also free, there is an information board showing the full extent of the walls as almost half has been farmed away! Am...  more »
  • If you have time take a trip, but overall nothing that ... you fail to grasp the value of the place
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  • Remains Of Prehistoric Monument Discovered Near Stonehenge - Sept. 07, 2015 "Everything written previously about the Stonehenge landscape and the ancient monuments within it will need to be re-written." Archaeologists announced Monday that they've discovered the remains of another prehistoric stone monument less than two miles from Stonehenge, and it's completely reshaping how researchers understand the history of the area. The arrangement, believed to be about 4,500 years old, was revealed by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project on the first day of the British Science Festival at the University of Bradford. It is composed of about 30 intact stones and 60 fragments of possible stones buried three feet beneath the southwestern Durrington Walls "super-henge" and though to be a Neolithic ritual site. The stones, some of which stand up to 14 feet high, appear as if they were once lined up to form a C-shaped "arena" surrounding a valley and springs leading to the River Avon. None have been excavated, and they were found using "non-invasive geophysical prospection and remote sensing technologies," a press release from the project said. The archaeologists believe this new discovery could predate Stonehenge and presents the possibility that monumental architecture was happening in the area earlier than previously thought. It may also be the largest Neolithic site yet discovered. “What we are starting to see is the largest surviving stone monument, preserved underneath a bank, that has ever been discovered in Britain and possibly in Europe,” Vince Gaffney, who leads the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape project, told The Guardian. “This is archaeology on steroids.”
  • Time team was there
  • Settlement found near woodhenge.
  • One of the places where our ancestors, from the upper Neolithic, thanked the fertility, in all its forms.
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