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11 January 2022
Stonehenge Exhibition at the British Museum

The UK's first major exhibition focusing on the story of Stonehenge opens next month at the British Museum in London, promising to place the monument in its wider social, cultural, environmental, and technological context. Displays will feature more than 430 artefacts from 35 institutions around western Europe, including new discoveries from the Stonehenge landscape and other key sites.
     Starting in the Mesolithic, exhibits will explore religious ideas, astronomical concepts, and solar imagery. Among the attractions are elements of the 4,000-year-old Bronze Age Seahenge timber circle, conical gold hats from France and Germany, artefacts interred with the Amesbury Archer, and the first UK appearance of the Nebra Sky Disc.
     The World of Stonehenge opens Thursday 17 February through Sunday 17 July 2022.

Edited from Current Archaeology-The Past (4 January 2022)

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