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Thursday, February 16, 2012
‘Welsh Stonehenge’ Halts Work on Windfarm
A multimillion pound windfarm could be scrapped after a Stone Age monument
was spotted on the site using Google Earth.
Work to install the 15 wind turbines had already began after experts said
they were unable to find anything of historical interest on the mountaintop in
But a weekend rambler stumbled upon a row of stones while trekking across the
site on the mountain and realised they were of historical interest.
Archaeologists were called in and discovered the stones on Mynydd Y Betws
were between 3,500 and 5,000 years old and could have been part of an ancient
site of worship.