From tooth analyses of remains of prehistoric human burials near Stonehenge researchers have determined that some of the buried were from distant parts of Europe. Items suggesting that they were wealthy or of significant social status were buried with them. Among other things researchers speculate that Stonehenge was known as a place of magical healing.
According to Andrew Fitzpatrick, of Wessex Archaeology, Stonehenge would have been well known across Europe, and foreign visitors would have stared in amazement at the megaliths.
The findings were announced at a recent science symposium in London celebrating the 175th anniversary of the British Geological Survey.