Scientists may be one step closer to solving the mystery of one of the world's most ancient landmarks.
A detailed laser-scan 3D survey of the historic site has revealed intricate carvings on some of the stones which were perviously invivisible to the naked eye.
The scientists from the Greenhatch Group, a subsidiary of York Archaeological Trust told the Independent 72 images revealed through the data analysis and 71 portray Bronze Age axe-heads while one portrayed a Bronze Age dagger.
The discovery has led the scientists to believe the monument was designed as an early art gallery as well as an ancient solar temple.
It is believed that as the setting mid-winter sun shines through the site the images on the stones light up.
The scientists said the discovery is a real breakthrough in how archeologists under the role Stonehenge played in ancient society.
More than 800-thousand people flock to the the mysterious stone circle every year.