Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are indeed two of Britain’s most recognizable landmarks, however, Stonehenge beats them all by its mysterious air. It’s also one of the most magnificent places built by humans. Recent discoveries have shed new light on the site. Archaeologists believe people migrating from Wales carried the stones with them to England.
After uncovering the remains of an ancient stone circle in Wales, Archaeologists say that they have found the origins of Stonehenge. They theorize that the primaeval monument may have been erected there, then dismantled and rebuilt hundreds of years later in England.
Long ago, in 2015, archaeologists recognized that some of the stones came from a quarry in the Preseli Hills on the western coast of Wales, miles away from Stonehenge’s current location. Now, these new findings show undeniable links between the two sites. Therefore, researchers from the University College London believe that some of the stones originally formed The Welsh circle, which matches the measurements of the ditch surrounding Stonehenge. In short, people living in Wales migrated, they took their monuments with them and re-erected them at Stonehenge. Most of the people migrated, taking their stones, their ancestral identities, with them.
There are still many mysteries to explore when it comes to Stonehenge, but one thing that is quite clear, this prehistoric monument continues to bewitch anyone without much effort. As if it is enough just to stand there and be itself.