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. Stonehenge excavation may alter history

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Salisbury, England (UPI) May 3, 2008
A new excavation of Stonehenge may alter historians' concept of the British landmark site's purpose, researchers say.

By studying a set of unusual stones linked to the historical site, a team of archaeologists are attempting to prove Stonehenge was not an ancient burial site, but actually a temple of healing, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

Wessex Archaeology researcher Dr. Andrew Fitzpatrick, whose company is working on the stones' excavation, said Stonehenge has always been a source of mystery for archaeologists.

"You could put 10 archaeologists in a room and you'd get at least 11 theories," Fitzpatrick said

"I think the one thing everybody would agree on is that Stonehenge is a temple, which is easy to lose sight of in the kind of to-ing and fro-ing of ideas."

The Times said the excavated stones have already been tied to a site located at the Preseli Hills in Wales, an estimated 250 miles away from Stonehenge.

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