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Bronze Age teenager buried at Stonehenge had travelled to visit site from the Mediterranean


The Boy with the Amber Necklace: Bronze Age teenager buried at Stonehenge had travelled to visit site from the Mediterranean

Every year, one million visitors flock to Stonehenge from around the world to gaze in wonder at its towering stones.

Now scientists say that the prehistorical monument was also attracting tourists from overseas thousands of years ago.

Today they revealed that a Bronze Age teenage boy buried at the stone circle around 1550BC was born and brought up in the Mediterranean.

The boy - aged 14 or 15 - had travelled to Britain from Spain, Italy, Greece or France, crossing the English Channel in a primitive wooden boat, they say.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1315897/Bronze-Age-teenager-buried-Stonehenge-travelled-visit-site-Mediterranean.html

(Apologies for link to the Daily Mail!)
goffik Posted by goffik
28th September 2010ce

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