The British Science Association announced today the discovery of about 200 standing stones (called Superhenge) just under two miles (3km) away from the Stonehenge.
“The overlying bank surrounding the Superhenge is aligned with the winter solstice, but the buried monument seems to be on a different alignment.”
Professor Vince Gaffney
Recent scanning of the area with remote sensing and image technology has already unveiled 4.5 meters tall standing stones expected to be about 4500 years old. The Superhenge, called Durrington Walls, has been lost to archeology up until now and could be the largest intact prehistoric monument in Great Britain.
In an interview to the BBC world news, Professor Vince Gaffney of the University of Bradford said that the overlying bank surrounding the Superhenge alignment with the winter solstice, but the buried monument seems to be on a different alignment.
The original purpose of the Stonehenge is still a mystery that maybe the 15 times bigger Superhenge discovery could help to unveil.