Drought uncovers ‘Spanish Stonehenge’

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An ancient stone circle nicknamed the Spanish Stonehenge has been uncovered in Huelva, Spain.

The group of stones is officially known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal. The stones can currently be seen on the corner of the Valdecanas reservoir – but until now they had only ever been seen 4 times before!

They would normally have been buried under water. But water levels have dropped to 28% of capacity allowing them to come to the surface.

The Dolmen of Guadalperal was first recorded by Hugo Obermaier, a German archaeologist in 1926.

The area, however, became flooded in 1953 and since then the stones have only been visible four times.

Scientists are racing to study the stones before they disappear again.

It is unknown what the stones were for but theories suggest they could be ancient burial sites.

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