Stonehenge has been an attraction for 3,500 years bringing tourists from all over the world. Three miles away, the body of a boy has been discovered in the town of Amesbury, along with a necklace holding 90 amber beads. Archaeologist Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology believes the necklace came from a high-status family judging by the exotic beads. The boy’s teeth were measured for oxygen and strontium to find out his native region. The oxygen level proved he was from a much warmer place, the Mediterranean region. The boy was fourteen to fifteen years old and most likely on a visit to Stonehenge with his family when he died of infection and buried in the high-status burial grounds.
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