New Discoveries at Stonehenge

Stonehenge is an ancient monument in the south of England and one of the most famous sites in the world. It’s a circle of massive stones and was built sometime between 3000 and 2000 BC. In many ways the stones are a complete mystery as no one is really sure how they were built or what they were used for. The site is popular with geologists, historians and tourists from all over the world and on average 800,000 people visit the monument every year.

During the last few months a team of scientists from the University of Birmingham have been using new technology to investigate the area around Stonehenge. They have discovered a whole new group of monuments which nobody knew existed. These recent discoveries have forced scientists to think again about their knowledge of the ancient site and to try to come up with some new theories.


ancient                   very old

massive                  very big

to come up with      to think of  (phrasal verb)