PHOTOS: Stonehenge Was ''Domain of the Dead''

PHOTOS: Stonehenge Was ''Domain of the Dead''
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The above map illustrates the emerging theory that Stonehenge, which stretches across the Salisbury Plain in southern England, was a religious complex.

Archaeological discoveries during the seven-year Stonehenge Riverside Project suggest the megalithic circle didn't stand alone, but formed part of a much larger complex and was connected via ceremonial avenues and the River Avon to Durrington Walls, where a matching timber monument once stood.

The two circles with their temporary and permanent structures represented, respectively, the realms of the living and the dead, said project leader and archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson.

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