According to scientists, it was revealed that due to rain and wind, the stones, especially the vertically lying “partitions”, were severely damaged by erosion. Now it is planned to close the architectural monument with scaffolding, then strengthen the stones with limestone, sand them, and fill in large holes.
“Four and a half thousand years of exposure to wind and rain have led to the formation of cracks and holes on the surface of the stone, and this vital restoration will be able to protect Stonehenge,” said Heather Sebir, chief curator of the project.
71-year-old Richard Woodman-Bailey will participate in the work, who will be asked to replace a coin left by him in the 1950s under a stone during previous restoration work. Then the boy was 8 years old, and he was the son of the head of the restoration.
Earlier it was reported that UNESCO threatened the British authorities that it would deprive Stonehenge of the status of a World Heritage Monument if the construction of a tunnel really begins nearby.