- Excavations confirm that Stonehenge was built on an Ice Age landform
- Ridges found to point at the mid-winter sunset and mid-summer sunrise
- Experts claim that ancient people believed the geological scars signified the ‘union of heaven and earth’ at the longest and shortest day of the year
- Evidence has also been found that the now broken circle was once complete
The ancient people who built Stonehenge chose the site in modern-day Wiltshire because of its solar significance, archaeologists claim.
In what is described as a ‘missing piece in the jigsaw’ in our understanding of England’s greatest prehistoric site, excavations confirm the theory that its ancient processional route was built along an ice-age landform which was naturally on the solstice axis, according to Professor Mike Parker Pearson, a leading expert on Stonehenge.