Stonehenge exhibition highlights similarities between ancient British and Japanese cultures | Exhibitions

The treasures on display range from the spectacular – a cooking pot made 5,000 years ago decorated with a ceramic representation of dancing flames – to the intriguing, such as lovingly crafted models of mushrooms that might suggest the ancient makers were interested in the mind-altering properties of fungi. Gathered in an exhibition room at […]

7,000-year-old structure near Prague is older than Stonehenge, Egyptian pyramids

Archaeologists digging near Prague have discovered the remains of a Stone Age structure that’s older than Stonehenge and even the Egyptian pyramids: an enigmatic complex known as a roundel. Nearly 7,000 years ago during the late Neolithic, or New Stone Age, a local farming community may have gathered in this circular building, although its true […]

7,500-year-old Spanish ‘Stonehenge’ discovered on future avocado farm

Archaeologists have unearthed one of Europe’s largest Neolithic standing stone complexes near the city of Huelva in southwestern Spain, ahead of plans to grow avocados there. The oldest upright stones — called “menhirs” in many parts of Europe, possibly from a Celtic word for “stone” — could be up to 7,500 years old, and the […]

Stonehenge on ‘most threatened’ world wonders list

Britain’s failure to deal with road traffic around the prehistoric stone circle is condemned as ‘a national disgrace’ The traffic-choked roads still roaring past Stonehenge in Wiltshire have earned the world’s most famous prehistoric monument a place on a list of the world’s most threatened sites. The government’s decision to abandon, on cost grounds, a plan to […]