Archaeologists believe a stone circle measuring 30m and dating from 3,000 years
ago may be second in importance only to Stonehenge.
Stone circles are not unusual in Scotland, especially on the Isle of Lewis
where there are at least four of the structures. The largest is Callanish. Now
archaeologists from Manchester University have discovered a 5th. This circle,
measuring 30m wide predates Stonehenge. It is also unusual for being inbedded
in the earth.
"There are not many stone circles in this condition and I have never seen this
type of construction used before," said Colin Richards of Manchester
University. "This is a very exciting find and is not only significant in
archaeological terms but also important for the island which benefits from