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Monday, October 3, 2011
High resolution 3D Stonehenge model unveiled
Adetailed survey of every stone that makes up Stonehenge using the latest
technology, including a new scanner that has never before been used on a
heritage project in Britain, has resulted in the most accurate digital
model ever produced of the world famous monument.
With resolution level as high as 0.5mm in many areas, every nook and
cranny of the stones’ surfaces is revealed with utmost clarity,
including the lichens, Bronze Age carvings, erosion patterns and
Most surprisingly, initial assessment of the survey has suggested
that the ‘grooves’ resulting from stone dressing on some sarsen stones
appear to be divided into sections, perhaps with different teams of
Neolithic builders working on separate areas. A first glimpse of the
model can now be viewed on the English Heritage website.