Having grown up a stone's throw (though not one of the big Sarsens) away from the famous prehistoric monument I was amazed to find out today that 17 new monuments have been discovered nearby. These have been unearthed (not literally) using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and have revealed what could have been an even more significant cultural centre around Stonehenge. What we now need to know is the chronology of these new monuments to piece together a timeline of cultural development. Let's get some trenches in the ground!
Every summer solstice, tens of thousands of people throng to Stonehenge, creating a festival-like atmosphere at the 4,400-year-old stone monument. For the 2015 solstice, they will have a bit more room to spread out.