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Winter Solstice 2015: 'Tis the shortest day!

Winter Solstice 2015: 'Tis the shortest day!

Just like every year, thousands of people descended on Britain's Stonehenge to see the sun rise on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. 

Study sheds light on culinary habits of Stonehenge builders

People who built Stonehenge, the iconic prehistoric stone monument in the UK, organised large-scale feasts, where animals were brought from all over Britain to be barbecued and cooked in open-air mass gatherings, a new study suggests.

Wooden statue much older than Egyptian pyramids?

Wooden statue much older than Egyptian pyramids?

An analysis by German scientists of the statue - called Shigir Idol and originally dug out of a peat bog in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1890 - dates it to be 11,000 years old.

Tallest Stonehenge stone may have correctly pointed towards mid-summer Solstice sunset

A new study has revealed that new Stonehenge alignment theory might have been right, as monument's tallest stone reportedly pointed correctly at solstice sunset.

6,000-yr-old Mesolithic encampment found at Stonehenge dig

 Researchers have recently discovered the earliest 6,000-year-old Mesolithic encampment at Stonehenge.

Underground map uncovers secrets of Stonehenge

 In a significant find, a team of archaeologists has discovered nearly 60 stones or pillars under the famous pre-historic monument Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

Stonehenge was once a complete circle

Archaeologists have solved one of the many mysteries of Stonehenge, showing that the iconic monument was once a complete circle.

4000-year-old Stonehenge mystery solved!

4000-year-old Stonehenge mystery solved!

The 4000-year-old mystery about how the Stonehenge was built has been solved.

Britain`s oldest town unearthed

Until now, Thatcham in Buckinghamshire was known as the oldest settlement in Britain but now, archaeologists have unearthed the country`s oldest town that dates back more than 10 millennia to 8,820 BC.

Stonehenge origins seeking archaeologists `excavating in wrong place`

Thwarting archaeologists` previous attempts to solve one of the key mysteries of Stonehenge, a new study has claimed that they have been looking in the wrong place for almost a century.

Brits ate frogs` legs 8,000 years before the French

Frogs` legs are considered a French delicacy, but new archaeological evidence suggests Britons were feasting on the meat 8,000 years before it found its way to the French cuisine.

Ancient road to Stonehenge uncovered

Archaeologists have found a road that they believe may have led to the `mysterious` Stonehenge.

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 yrs earlier than previously thought

Stonehenge may have been occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously believed, archaeologists have found.

`Stonehenge started as huge graveyard`

British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C.

Stonehenge was actually built to mark unification of Britain

After 10 years of archaeological investigations, a team of researchers from different universities has concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain.

`Mystifying` Stonehenge may have been designed for sound

Researchers have suggested that Stonehenge could have been built with acoustics in mind like a Greek or Roman theatre.

`Mystifying` Stonehenge may have been designed for sound

Researchers have suggested that Stonehenge could have been built with acoustics in mind like a Greek or Roman theatre.

Stonehenge may have been inspired by ‘sound illusion’

An archaeologist has claimed that these iconic stones were inspired by an extraordinary hallucination.

Stonehenge may have been inspired by ‘sound illusion’

An archaeologist has claimed that these iconic stones were inspired by an extraordinary hallucination.

Stonehenge `may have been a worship site`

The research increases the likelihood that the site
was originally and primarily associated with sun worship.