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Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries

This is a closed, past exhibit; it is not available for viewing.
The megalithic site stonehenge in front of a purple sunset.

Over 1.5 million people annually travel to the south of England to experience this mysterious wonder and World Heritage site, dating back 5,000+ years. Now, within this America’s premiere exhibition, step back into ancient civilizations and ask the “Who,” “How” and “Why” yourself. Consider the evidence. Meet the fascinating people behind the stones. Study their nearly-impossible efforts. Explore how their history reshaped our entire understanding of the ancient world. An unprecedented and unexpected journey into the unknown is just ahead . . .

You will encounter 300 original artifacts (all 300 of which have never traveled outside Europe) and learn what 20 years of groundbreaking scientific research has revealed. World-renowned archaeologist, Mike Parker Pearson, is your guide as you look beyond the mystery and dig into the definitive details that have eluded the world for over 5,000 years. The silent icon that is Stonehenge will be transformed into a monumental story rivaled only by that of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Stonehenge, celebrated by scholars, writers and artists for countless generations comes to life in this large-scale exhibition, suitable for all ages and featuring multiple hands-on interactives to amplify key elements of the monument’s mysteries. So much more than a massive marvel of ancient engineering, Stonehenge and its immense stones have captured our imaginations and dared us to explore and explain prehistoric unknowns like never before. Join as we dig into these ancient mysteries and present the latest in modern discoveries. This must-see exhibition is here for a very limited time.

This exhibition is produced by MuseumsPartner in Austria in collaboration with English Heritage.

Curator: Dirk Van Tuerenhout Ph.D.

Dr. Van Tuerenhout joined the Museum staff full-time in 1999. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology Dr. Van Tuerenhout is an expert in human cultures, especially those of Latin America, and is well versed in archaeology and anthropology. He took part in excavations of Late Roman ruins in his….


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