Friday, January 28, 2011

Stone circle in Morocco marked seasons

by Milky Way Maid

The United Kingdom has no monopoly on stone circles that mark the equinoxes and/or solstices. A stone circle was recently discovered in Morocco, and many of its stone markers fill the same purpose.

For example:

Stone 30 marks the summer solstice sunrise.
Stone 146 marks the summer solstice sunset.
Stones 61 and 62 mark the winter solstice sunrise.
Stone 118 marks the winter solstice sunset.
Stone 47 marks the equinoctial sunrise
Stone 132 marks the equinoctial sunset

So this is pretty remarkable. Seasonal markers may well be global phenoms because the reason that people needed them was universal.

You may join a forum discussion of the stone circle here, plus a link to the original article:

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