Stone discovery

A CARVED stone thought to date back more than 4,000 years has been discovered following a wildfire which devastated moorland in Britain.

The relic, unique in England and considered internationally significant by experts, was found after the blaze consumed two-and-a-half square kilometres of heather moorland on the North York Moors at Fylingdales, near Whitby, in September last year.

English Heritage archaeologists are studying the find, which was one of 2,400 features many of them previously unknown uncovered by the fire.

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