12 Oct 2009

Second Stonehenge discovered

8:46 am on 12 October 2009

Archaeologists in Britain have discovered what they believe is a second Stonehenge, 2km from the world-famous prehistoric monument.

The new find on the west bank of the river Avon has been called "Bluestonehenge", after the colour of the stones which would have once been there.

Excavation work suggests there was once a stone circle at the second site, surrounded by a ditch with an external bank.

Professor Mike Parker Pearson of the University of Sheffield told Morning Report that archaelogists have been investigating links between Stonehenge and the River Avon for sometime.