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UK NewsMissing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument

04:35  08 may  2019
04:35  08 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A missing piece of one of the huge sarsen stones at Stonehenge which was removed 60 years ago has been returned to the ancient monument , English Heritage said. The stone "core" was removed during archaeological excavations in 1958 and its existence remained largely unknown for six

The stone "core" was removed during archaeological excavations in 1958.

Missing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument © Ben Birchall (Ben Birchall/PA)

A missing piece of one of the huge sarsen stones at Stonehenge which was removed 60 years ago has been returned to the ancient monument, English Heritage said.

The stone “core” was removed during archaeological excavations in 1958 and its existence remained largely unknown for six decades, but it now joins English Heritage’s collection of more than 500,000 artefacts.

Its return may help uncover the source of the stones that form much of the monument, experts said.

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The core was removed during the raising of a fallen trilithon, a group of two upright stones and a third across the top, in 1958.

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(CNN) — A missing piece from one of Stonehenge 's giant sarsen stones, removed 60 years ago during excavations, has been returned to the ancient monument . The core from a stone was removed in 1958 and its existence is said to have remained largely unknown ever since, according to English

A missing piece of one of the huge sarsen stones at Stonehenge which was removed 60 years ago has been returned to the ancient monument , English Heritage said. The stone “core” was removed during archaeological excavations in 1958 and its existence remained largely unknown for six

It was drilled as part of measures to use metal rods to reinforce one of the vertical stones, which was found to be cracked, and the repairs were masked by small plugs from sarsen fragments found during excavation.

The work to drill three 32mm holes horizontally through the metre-thick stone was undertaken by Basingstoke diamond-cutting business Van Moppes.

Missing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument © Provided by The Press Association The missing ‘core’ (English Heritage/PA)

Company employee Robert Phillips kept one of the Stonehenge cores, which he gave pride of place to in his office, and then took it with him when he left the firm and later emigrated to the US.

On the eve of his 90th birthday, he expressed a wish that the fragment of the world famous prehistoric monument be returned to English Heritage.

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A piece of ancient stone at Stonehenge which had been missing for than 60 years ago has finally been returned , English Heritage said. Mr Phillips' sons Robin and Lewis travelled to Stonehenge last year and presented the missing piece to the conservation charity, which looks after the ancient

A piece of one of the enormous sarsen stones at Stonehenge has been returned to the ancient monument , English Heritage announced today (8 May). However on the eve of his 90th birthday, Robert expressed his desire that this prehistoric fragment be returned to the care of English Heritage.

His sons Robin and Lewis travelled to Stonehenge last year and presented it to the conservation charity, which looks after the ancient stone circle.

Missing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument © Provided by The Press Association Work to raise one of the fallen ‘trilithons’ in the 1950s (Historic England/PA)

English Heritage does not know if the other two Stonehenge cores survived and is urging anyone involved in the excavations during the 1950s, or whose family was, and has any information on the cores to get in touch.

Heather Sebire, English Heritage’s curator for Stonehenge, said: “The last thing we ever expected was to get a call from someone in America telling us they had a piece of Stonehenge.

“We are very grateful to the Phillips family for bringing this intriguing piece of Stonehenge back home.

Missing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument © Provided by The Press Association The core could help shed light on where the sarsen stones came from (English Heritage/PA)

“Studying the Stonehenge core’s ‘DNA’ could tell us more about where those enormous sarsen stones originated.”

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A piece of Stonehenge removed 60 years ago by a workman during restoration work has finally been returned to Now it is hoped the thin cylinder can be studied to cast light on the ancient stone circle - and may help solve the Stonehenge is one of the most prominent prehistoric monuments in Britain.

A missing piece of one of the huge sarsen stones at Stonehenge which was removed 60 years ago has been returned to the ancient monument , English Heritage said. The stone “core” was removed during archaeological excavations in 1958 and its existence remained largely unknown for six

Lewis Phillips said: “Our father has always been interested in archaeology and he recognised the huge importance of the piece of the monument in his care. It was his wish that it be returned to Stonehenge.

“We are all delighted the core has come home, particularly as it is now being used to further important research.”

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Missing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument

Stonehenge’s smaller bluestones are known to have been brought from the Preseli Hills in south-west Wales, but experts say the origin of the much larger sarsen stones is unknown.

A project is investigating the chemical composition of the sarsens to pinpont the source.

The newly recovered core, which is pristine compared with the weathered stone it was taken from, presents an opportunity to analyse the unweathered interior of a stone.

Missing piece of Stonehenge returned to ancient monument

Professor David Nash, from Brighton University, who is leading the project, said the conventional wisdom was that the sarsens came from Marlborough Downs, but initial results indicate they came from more than one location.

“Our geochemical fingerprinting of the sarsens in situ at Stonehenge, and of the core itself, when compared with samples from areas across southern England will hopefully tell us where the different stones came from.”

Anyone with information about the other two cores can get in touch by emailing stonehenge.core@english-heritage.org.uk.

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