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CLEVELAND, OH, April 11, 2012 — MS International (MSI), one of the industry's largest stone distribution companies, is making it possible for the Marble Institute of America to produce a major new documentary that memorializes the global historic relationship between mankind and natural stone. Funding for the documentary will be provided by MSI.
The 35-40 minute documentary will be based on a creative concept by Mr. Manu Shah, founder of MSI of Orange, California. The documentary will trace the evolution of man and stone from prehistoric times to today's thriving use of natural stone as one of the premier decorative building materials used in commercial buildings and homes around the world.
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One of the secrets of Stonehenge is solved — and the answer surprised even the British scientists who made the discovery.
Many of the stones at the famous 5,000-year-old attraction came from a site 160 miles away in an outcropping at Craig Rhos-y-felin in Pembrokeshire, the BBC reported.
Dr. Richard Bevins and colleague Dr. Rob Ixer made the discovery by matching samples from Stonehenge’s bluestones with those from the other site.
The pair compared the mineral content and textures of the two sets of stones and found the connection to Stonehenge. Ixer, of Leicester University, called the discovery “quite unexpected and exciting.”
But the mysteries of Stonehenge were not entirely resolved by the duo and their intensive nine-month project.
Four of the towering Stonehenge rocks were not from the other location. And the question of how the stones were moved from Pembrokeshire to their permanent spot in Wiltshire remains unanswered.
“Many have asked the question over the years,” Bevins told the BBC. “Was it human transport? Was it due to ice transport?”
The scientists said they hope the discovery of the rocks’ site of origin will prompt other investigators to dig deeper into the mysteries.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/british-scientists-id-source-stonehenge-rocks-article-1.994801#ixzz1hI43Mlq3
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