Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Burials at Stonehenge

A while ago we posted an article about the excavations under way at Stonehenge. Now it's time to post some of the excavation results that have been in the news. This article has a lot of the conclusions our intrepid archaeologists have reached, focusing especially on the tombs uncovered at the site. Notably:

The pattern and relatively small number of the graves suggest all were members of a single family. The findings provide the first substantive evidence that a line of kings ruled at least the lower portion of the British island in this early period, exerting enough power to mobilise the manpower necessary to move the stones from as far as 240 kilometres away.

Very British, yes?

For a photo gallery showing the bones (above) and other parts of the excavation, go here.

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