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A theory which was unveiled last week has potentially unravelled more of the history behind Stonehenge, placing the origins of the site back another 500 years. Those soon to be staying in Wiltshire cottages can now visit the prehistoric monument and say that they could be standing on the site of a giant burial ground.

Archaeologists have excavated the site and have discovered over 50,000 bone fragments that are believed to have belonged to 63 individuals. The team have since been dating the bone fragments and believe that the oldest of these pieces predates the building of the monument by hundreds of years.

A new visitor centre for Stonehenge is due to open in the autumn and these new discoveries are sure to be a big part of the visitor experience at the site. Thousands are expected to head to the monument soon amid the news that it meant a great deal to people before any of the stones were laid.