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The A303, a road running past Stonehenge in the UK, is often congested

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A PUBLIC row has broken out among archaeologists over the UK government’s decision to allow the building of a road tunnel close to Stonehenge, a protected prehistoric monument in Wiltshire. The tunnel is intended to replace a congested road that disrupts the landscape around the site, but some argue that the plans will cause irreparable damage to archaeological deposits. While digging near ancient history may seem like an obviously bad idea, the case isn’t clear-cut.

Stonehenge is a ring of standing stones surrounded by …