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Last Updated: Monday March 31 2008 15:39 GMT

In pictures: Work begins at Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

The ancient monument of Stonehenge has stood in Wiltshire for thousands of years, but nobody really knows what it's doing there.

Excavations in 1920

In the past, lots of people tried to find out, but there hasn't been an excavation at the site for over 40 years.

Archaeologists at Stonehenge

Now, archaeologists have started work to try and discover the secrets of the ancient stones.

Archaeologists

They will try and find out exactly when, and why, the monument was built, and what it was used for.