Stonehenge gives up its dead
London — Archeologists who last year unearthed the remains of a
Bronze Age archer at Stonehenge said Wednesday that they have found six
more bodies near the mysterious ring of ancient monoliths.
The remains of four adults and two children were found about a kilometre
from that of the archer, dubbed “The King of Stonehenge” by
Britain’s tabloid press. Archeologists said he came from Switzerland
and may have been involved in building the monument.
Radiocarbon tests will be done to find out more precise dates for the
burials but the group is believed to have lived around 2300 B.C., during
the building of Stonehenge at Amesbury, 120 kilometres southwest of London,
said Wessex Archaeology, which excavated the site.
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