The archaeologist took one of the stones of Stonehenge home — son brought him back

The ancient site of Stonehenge, which is composed of many stones was built approximately in XXX century BC. Of course, for all time of its existence some of the stones are simply not survived — they were destroyed, moved or stolen. It became known that one of the shards went missing in 1958 — it took one of the archaeologists, deciding to help eliminate the cracks formed. In the end, part of the ancient sights have lain in his home for 60 years, and returned to his native place only in 2018. This became known recently.

The archaeologist who kept a meter stone name was Robert Phillips. At first he kept it inside a plastic tube into his office, and then took it with him when moving from England to the United States. Subsequently, the stone was hung in his house in Florida several decades as long as the son of an archaeologist decided to return part of the ancient monument and back.

Return had very opportunely — state body “Historic England” just celebrated its 90th anniversary. The curator of the Commission on historical buildings and monuments of England Heather Sebir told that they are very grateful to the son of Robert Phillips for the return of historically important details. Researchers believe that this relatively small stone can reveal the origin of the so-called Sarsen boulders of enormous size.

His comment is shared and the son of an archaeologist — he hopes that someday his native place will come back and other pieces of ancient buildings. At the moment we know about a few more missing fragments, but it is likely that in some parts of the world there are other stones.

If you are interested in news on archaeological discoveries, we recommend you to read our material about the drawings on the walls of the Turkish temple, which tell us about the ancient catastrophe. Also recently found the bag of the shaman, who lived thousands of years ago — what is inside may surprise you.

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