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Mystery Of The Megalithic Rocks Of Stonehenge Finally Revealed

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Scientists have found out where the huge rocks of Stonehenge came from. These rocks, called Megaliths, had been a mystery for centuries. It is a world famous monument located in Wiltshire, England. A sample of this world famous monument in England has been kept in America for many decades. Researchers have found out from the Geo chemical testing of this sample that 50 out of 52 of Stonehenge have come from the same place. 

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These monolith rocks made of gray sandstone originate at a place called West Woods, about 25 kilometres from this memorial site. The place has been associated with prehistoric times, where there used to be a huge cemetery of the Neolithic period. Stonehenge in southern England is considered a Neolithic wonder as many questions remain unanswered. 

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For example, from historians, archaeologists to the general public, it has been surprising how this would have been made. What was the purpose of making it? And where will these giant rocks come from? Now at least the answer to this last question has been found. Paper related to this study is printed in a journal called Science Advances. Its lead author, David Nash, is a professor of Physical Geography at Brighton University. 

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His team employed a new method to examine these 30 feet high and about 30 metric tons of heavy rocks. He first understood the chemical composition of rock using portable X-rays. It showed that it is made up of 99 percent silica and the rest from many minor elements. "It made us understand that most of them have the same chemical and then we started looking for the same main source," Nash said.

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The team then used a large spectrometer instrument to examine its other samples more closely. This gave him more information about the rock structure that he compared to 20 possible sites and found West Woods closest to it. It is believed that the small "blue stones" located here were brought from Wales. The new study says that these big rocks were also brought here at the same time. credit: third party image reference

The secret of how these heavy boulders must have been brought up to that time is still to be revealed. The team of the destroyer is still searching for the path that these rocks would have brought here.

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