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Researchers make major archaeological discovery near Stonehenge

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Researchers in London discover a previously unknown monument. (Photo: CNN via CNN Newsource)

LONDON (SBG) — Researchers have made a historic discovery in the United Kingdom.

Archaeologists working in Durrington, South England uncovered more than 20 prehistoric shafts. The site of the monument was found roughly two miles away from the famous Stonehenge.

The prehistoric monument is a ring of standing stones and is located in Wiltshire, England. Research indicates the newly discovered shafts are likely Neolithic, dating all the way back to the Stone Age. Archaeologists said the shafts were constructed 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.

The shafts are 33-feet in diameter and almost 17 feet deep. Researchers also think the shafts served as a boundary for a sacred area of a precinct linked to Stonehenge.