You cannot visit southern England or make a movie about Druids without a visit to Stonehenge. This prehistoric monument is sacred to Neopagans, features in Arthurian legend, and is one of England’s best loved tourist sites (it has attracted visitors since the Roman period). A recent archeological report, however, suggests that the origins of the stone circle may lie elsewhere, in the remains of a circle in the hills of Wales.
Scientists now suggest that this Welsh stone circle may have been dismantled and used in an early phase of Stonehenge’s construction.
The origins of the stone circle have always been shrouded in mystery. Whomever built Stonehenge left no written records and the structure itself is incomplete as some of the stones were appropriated and reused in the medieval and early modern periods. As a result, it is only through painstaking scientific analysis that Stonehenge’s story can be told and, even then, the motivations for its construction can only be guessed at.
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