Archaeologists digging near Stonehenge last year (1)______ the remains of a large prehistoric village where they think the builders of the mysterious stone circle used to live.
The village was shown to be about 4,600 years old, the same (2)______ as Stonehenge and as old as the pyramids in Egypt.
The village is less than 2 miles from Stonehenge and (3)______ inside a massive manmade circular earthwork.
Remains found at the site (4)______ jewelry, stone arrowheads, tools made of deer antlers, and huge amounts of animal bones and broken pottery.
An old road which (5)______ from the village to a river called the Avon was also unearthed.
The experts believe Stonehenge was like a cemetery where (6)______ Britons buried the dead and remembered their ancestors. ‘the theory is that Stonehenge is a kind of spirit home to the ancestors,’ Parker Pearson says.
Next to the village, there was a giant wooden version of the famous stone circle. Archaeologists (7)______ this timber circle, which was only temporary because it eventually rotted away, was a symbol of life.
Stonehenge, on the other (8)______, was a permanent symbol of the afterlife.
Parker Pearson says the recent discoveries made around the (9)______ found village show that Stonehenge didn't stand alone but was a part of a much bigger religious site.
People still keep worshiping and celebrating at Stonehenge today. They meet there when the sun sets on the shortest day of winter and when it (10)______ on the longest day of summer.
для контролю знань і залучення учнів
до активної роботи у класі та вдома