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  • STONEHENGE DECODED: SECRETS REVEALED

  • Saturday, October 12th at 10pm HKT, 9pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic

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Stonehenge Decoded (2009) exposed the puzzle that is Stonehenge. There were many disputed theories about this giant stone circle: the Romans imagined a temple to the sun god Apollo. Medieval legend said it was the work of the wizard Merlin. Professor Mike Parker Pearson and his team unearthed evidence that reveals Stonehenge may not have stood in isolation but was part of one of the largest prehistoric religious complexes in the world. Within this complex they discovered remains of the largest prehistoric settlement in northern Europe. And at its center stood an extraordinary near replica of Stonehenge itself, built not in stone but wood. Professor Pearson believed at the time that Stonehenge was not a temple to the Sun or prehistoric Gods, but a great monument dedicated to the ancestors of these Stone Age people, built to house the spirits of the dead. And recent discoveries at Stonehenge and other Neolithic sites may have finally proved his theory. June 2018 - At the German Stonehenge-Pommelte site, archaeologist unearthed the dismembered remains of more than 20 men, women and children. This find suggests that this site was used for ritual sacrifices. The ritual use of this site and its dates connect it to Stonehenge and other Neolithic circles in Britain. In this UPDATE, we will use interviews, archive footage and original filming to reveal new discoveries and provide insight into these archaeological mysteries. Stonehenge Decoded: Secrets Revealed will transport us back 4,500 years to the world of Stonehenge and Pommelte and put the last 10 years of science and discovery into focus.
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