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Prehistoric monument discovered 考古学家在巨石阵附近发现史前遗址



Prehistoric monument discovered 考古学家在巨石阵附近发现史前遗址


有关 “ancient discoveries(史前遗址的发现)” 的词汇


Which famous prehistoric site does this new discovery lie close to?


It's one of the world's most famous sights. Yet, so much about Stonehenge (in the UK) remains a mystery. But are we finally getting closer to understanding?


It's this site, two miles away, that archaeologists have been examining. An area known as Durrington Walls. Using ground-penetrating radar, they've been able to look deep into the earth and discovered what could be one of the UK’s largest prehistoric sites.

考古学家们一直在研究的是距巨石阵2英里外的这个遗址。一个被称作德灵顿垣墙(Durrington Walls)的地方。通过利用探地雷达,考古学家们能够深入地下探测,并发现了可能是英国最大的史前遗址之一。

A ring of around twenty shafts, dug more than 4,000 years ago, around the time Stonehenge was built nearby.


Dr Richard Bates, University of St Andrews
These are 20-metre diameter, at least five-metre deep - sometimes even deeper, we think, shafts or pits that have been dug into the chalk and are oriented in a kind of an arc both to the south and the north of Durrington Walls. The orientation of them, and the spacing of them, would suggest that they have some organised, ritualistic reason for being there.

理查德·贝茨博士     圣安德鲁斯大学

The task for historians now is to work out how the newly discovered outer ring of pits is connected to Stonehenge itself.


The National Trust has described the find as ‘astonishing’. What further secrets will it now reveal?

英国国家信托基金会表示,这一发现 “令人震惊”。这个发现又将揭开什么秘密呢?


archaeologists 考古学家

shafts 竖井

pits 坑洞

oriented 朝向,面对

ritualistic 仪式的


It lies two miles from Stonehenge – a prehistoric stone circle in the UK.



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