Monday, May 12, 2008

Stonehenge Decoded

Actor Donald Sutherland lends his distinctive voice, as he narrates National Geographic Channel’s Stonehenge Decoded.

Stonehenge is one of the most iconic structures in the world. Now, NGC presents an exclusive look at groundbreaking evidence that places this ancient monument at the center of one the largest prehistoric religious complexes in the world. Stonehenge Decoded details the discovery and excavation of a 4,500-year-old settlement less than two miles from Stonehenge. Believed to contain hundreds of houses, it is the largest Stone Age settlement ever found in northern Europe. At its center are remnants of a mysterious timber monument arranged in six concentric rings. Now, the excavations and radiocarbon dating reveal that this monument was in fact a near replica of Stonehenge, built of wood — and that both circles stood at the same time. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Donald Sutherland, the two-hour documentary presents surprising new evidence that supports a new theory of Stonehenge and the people who built it.

Stonehenge Decoded airs Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (World Premiere) on National Geographic Channel.