The Asian Age
Evidence of complete Stonehenge circle found
London: The 4,000- year- old mystery about how the Stonehenge was built has been solved, thanks to a short hosepipe.
Stonehenge, an incomplete circle, has been a mystery for archaeologists and historians, who have wondered whether the circle was intentionally incomplete, but countless high resolution geophysical surveys, scientific techniques such as geophysics and excavations failed to resolve the mystery.
According to English Heritage, the finding was “really significant” and said if they had bought a longer hosepipe, the marks may never have been spotted. The parch marks indicate stone holes that held upright stones which completed the circle, according to a study in the journal Antiquity. Now, the short hosepipe, used to water the World Heritage site, that was unable to reach the Southwest side has solved the riddle just because its lack of inches made the ground dry and revealed parched grass. The parch marks in the grass, in an area that had not been watered, have revealed places where two “missing” huge sarsen stones may once have stood and filled out the incomplete circle. The marks were spotted in July 2013. The dried out areas, thought to be “stone holes,” have answered the great mystery about the missing stones.
( Compiled from agencies)