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The Stonehenge monument is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.

Beneath the impressive Stonehenge monoliths is an underground archaeological treasure trove.

This was discovered by a team of scientists, who scanned the area surrounding the famous site in England and were able to see in great detail what is up to a depth of three meters underground.

Their work brought them several surprises: the iconic monument was not alone, but accompanied by 17 neighboring temples.

Remains of up to 60 huge stones that were part of a great ring larger than Stonehenge, 1.5 km wide, were also found to the northeast of the famous monoliths.