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Scientists say they have uncovered [detail / details] about who built the 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument Stonehenge. The ancient stones [on / in] the southwest of England are famous [all / every] over the world. How Stonehenge was built has been a [mysterious / mystery] for thousands of years. A new study shows that the architects and [builds / builders] of Stonehenge could have [come / coming] from Wales, which is more than 160 kilometres [away / afar] . Researchers wrote in the Scientific Reports journal that [some / same] human bones found at the site were from the Preseli Mountains in west Wales. The researchers said the oldest human [remainder / remains] discovered so far date back to about 3000 BC, which is over 5,000 years [age / ago] .

Stonehenge is a [ring / rung] of standing monoliths - giant stones. Each standing stone is around four metres [height / high] and 2.1 metres wide. They each [weigh / weight] around 25 tons. Scientists say Stonehenge was first used as a [burial / bury] mound. The giant monoliths also came from the Preseli Mountains. Scientists are not [sure / surely] how ancient people transported the giant stones the 160 km to their [sight / site] in Stonehenge. They now [believe / belief] the people who are buried at Stonehenge helped transport, position and [elect / erect] the stones. Researcher John Pouncett said: "People from the Preseli Mountains not only [supplier / supplied] the bluestones used to build the stone circle but moved with the stones and were buried [there / them] too."

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