Stonehenge could have been a circle
One of the mysterious heritage sites is the Stonehenge and experts have been trying a lot to unravel the mystery behind it. The pre-historic monument is under the custody of Tim Daw who is in charge of maintaining the site.
Stewards water the grass in the area to keep them green and a short hose pipe used failed to spray enough water on all parts of the lawn maintained around the Stonehenge. Upon visiting the site, Daw observed that it could have been a round structure and is now incomplete.
Archeologists also believe that the Stonehenge could have been a perfect circle before which is now an incomplete ring. Daw noticed that the unwatered grass has turned brown and if there were stones in the brown areas, it would have been a complete circle.
Although Daw himself is not an archeologist, he noticed the pattern formed by the brown patches and invited his colleague to look at his observation as well. Upon arriving at the site, his colleague too observed the same.
“A sudden light-bulb moment in my head, and I remembered that the marks were where archaeologists had looked without success for signs that there had been stone holes, and that parch marks can signify them,” said Daw. “I called my colleague over and he saw them and realized their possible significance as well.”
English Heritage said that the discovery, though not backed by scientific proof is of some significance as the brown patches are not found in other areas of the site. Archeologist Susan Greaney of the Senior Properties Historian at English Heritage said that the site has been completely excavated before and people have the perception that everything about it that can be known have already been known. However, there are a lot of things that can be known from non-excavation methods.