Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Where the Sun goes

Archaeologists have found an prehistoric earthwork in Wales they believe was the inspiration of Stonehenge. http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/06/22/tomb_arc.html

From the article:
"It’s as if the builders of Stonehenge were translating an interest in the sunrise from a centuries-old burial tradition to a new religious tradition," said Burrow. "I think (the mound) tells us something about where the builders of Stonehenge got their inspiration. Bryn Celli Ddu is the only other monument in Britain to have a midsummer sunrise alignment."

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Weird article - lots of sites are oriented on the summer solstice.