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

PHOTOS: Stonehenge Was ''Domain of the Dead''
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Shown in an undated photo, charred bones are all that remain of one of three newly dated cremation burials at Stonehenge, which suggest that the area was used as a cemetery for at least 500 years.

Archaeologists, led by Mike Parker Pearson, believe that only a select privileged few were buried there.

Archaeologists have long speculated about whether Stonehenge was put up by prehistoric chiefs—perhaps even ancient royalty," Parker Pearson said.

"The new results suggest that not only is this likely to have been the case, but it also was the resting place of their mortal remains.

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—Photo courtesy Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum/National Geographic
 
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