Lasers reveal invisible Stonehenge carvings: New Scientist

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Laser scanning has revealed ancient carvings on the pillars of Stonehenge that are invisible to the naked eye.

The experiment scanned just part of three of the 83 stones that make up the famous prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, UK. The archaeologists, from the Wessex Archaeology and Archaeoptics companies, hope a full survey could provide compelling evidence that Stonehenge was a memorial for the dead, at least at the time the carvings were made.

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thus ends the mystery
 
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Originally posted by Mattius_
thus ends the mystery

at the time the carvings were made

This site likely had many functions over the ages. In a few thousand years archeologists may think it was built as a tourist attraction.:wink:
 
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What's a henge?
 
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Originally posted by zoobyshoe
What's a henge?

henge [ henj ] (plural heng·es)

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prehistoric circle with standing stones: a prehistoric oval or circular area, often bounded by a mound or ditch, that contains standing stones or wooden pillars that were erected during the Neolithic or Bronze Age
 

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