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archaeologists have literally walked through history after discovering britain’s oldest pavement. the unique stone pathway was built more than 4,000 years ago and is the only one of its kind in the uk. experts at the site claim the 4ft wide stone walkway – known as a ‘crystal causeway’ or ‘processional pathway’ – originally linked two ceremonial circles.

hundreds of people flocked to an ancient monument on bodmin moor in cornwall at the weekend as archaeologists revealed what they believe to be a unique stone pathway. the 4,000-year-old feature, which has been uncovered for the first time in 75 years, has attracted enormous interest across the region. a team from cornwall’s historic environment department has spent the past week at the hurlers stone circles near minions carefully uncovering a monument believed to be the only one of its kind in the british isles. known variously as a ‘stone pavement’ or ‘crystal causeway’, experts are now certain the 1.2m wide pathway linking two circles is an integral part of the site’s ceremonial architecture. APEX NEWS

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