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Nebra Skydisk

The Nebra Skydisk was found near Nebra (Germany), dated from about 1600 BC. The gold and tin of the disk proceed from Cornwall (!). The disk may have been an astronomical instrument, and may also have had religious significance. On … Continue reading

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Pyramids

The Great Pyramid at Giza, as the Stonehenge, relies heavily on its alignement toward celestial objects. Construction: 2560 – 2540 BC The faces are carefully oriented with the four cardinal positions (greatest misalignment = 5.5′) Orion was related to Osiris, … Continue reading

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Stonehenge

3 main construction phases: 3000 years ago, neolithic. 56 pitches arranged in a circle, and first stones, including the Heelstone. 2800 years ago. No longer visible evidence. Some timber structure. 2100 – 1500 years ago. Erection of most standing stones, … Continue reading

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