This landmark exhibition, based on recent groundbreaking archaeological and scientific discoveries, offers a new perspective on one of the world's greatest wonders. Towering over the Wiltshire countryside, Stonehenge is perhaps the most impressive ancient stone circle in the world. Shrouded in layers of speculation and folklore, this iconic British monument has spawned myths and legends that still exist today. The British Museum will reveal the secrets of Stonehenge, shedding light on its purpose, cultural power and the people who created it.
Human history is revealed through many fascinating objects. These include stone axes from the Northern Italian Alps, stunning gold jewelry, and amazing examples of early metalwork, including the Nebra Sky Disc, the world's oldest preserved star map. A remarkably preserved 4,000-year-old wooden circle, named Sichenge, also takes center stage in the show, the first time it has been rented. All of these objects provide important clues about the beliefs, rituals, and complex worldview of Neolithic people, helping to create a vivid picture of the life of Europe's earliest ancestors.