|Stonehenge, Source: wikipedia.com|
In 2008, the British government finally allowed the excavation of Stonehenge by two archaeologists. This hasn't been done since the 1920's. Their dig led to the discovery of skeletal remains that dated to a 500-year period beginning in 3000 B.C. The bodies are likely to belong to an elite group of ancient people, perhaps royalties. The evidence is strong but it doesn't exclude the monument's dual purpose of an astronomical calendar as well as a religious site.
This discovery also led to a discovery of a new ring found not too far from Stonehenge, down by the River Avon. This new site is called Bluestonehenge and was discovered during the Stonehenge Riverside Project during its excavation between 2003-2008.
You can learn more about this discovery by checking out PBS, click here:
PBS Nova: Secrets of Stonehenge Video