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Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths – Sydney Morning Herald

The sarsens were erected at Stonehenge around 2500 BC. The largest stands 9.1 metres tall. The heaviest weighs about 30 tonnes.



Washington: Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in Wiltshire, England, thanks to a core sample that had been kept in the United States for decades.
Geochemical testing indicates that 50 of Stonehenge’s 52 pale-grey sandstone megaliths, known as sarsens, share a common origin about 25 kilometres away at a site called West Woods on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs, researcher…

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