Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blue Stonehenge May Be Funeral Complex

On October 7th, 2009, some discoveries of prehistoric stones aligned in a circle may lead many to believe the monuments in southwest England is part of a large burial complex. Stonehenge is one of Britain's most beloved landmarks. Not much is known about its history of why its there, but everyone recognizes this large circle of rocks. The new findings, or the second stone circle was built with bluestones and it once stood next to the River Avon about 1.75 miles from Stonehenge. They believe Avon linked a "domain of the dead." Durrington Wells was a monument where extensive signs of feasting and other human activities were found, which was an upstream "domain of the living." Although there were few people living around that area, it only pushes the fact that it might have been a funeral complex, because records show many people were cremated there at the time.

Michelle H.

Period 5

1 comment:

dbleung1 said...

Wow, it is interesting that new things are discovered from a such a famous location. It makes me second guess what really happened at other famous places.