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solar observatory found marking the limits of the equinoxes

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  • Chris
    The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been found, suggesting the existence of early, sophisticated Sun cults. So, on the summer solstice, which is
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2007
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      The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been found, suggesting the existence of
      early, sophisticated Sun cults.

      "So, on the summer solstice, which is in December in Peru, you would see the Sun just to the
      right of the right-most tower; for the winter solstice, in June, you would see the Sun rise to
      the left of the left-most tower; and in-between, the Sun would move up and down the
      horizon."

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/6408231.stm
    • danw888
      Thanks, Chris! Not only was the post on the oldest solar observatory in the americas fascinating but down at the bottom of the page there was a link to a story
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 1, 2007
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        Thanks, Chris!

        Not only was the post on the oldest solar observatory in the americas
        fascinating but down at the bottom of the page there was a link to a
        story about new work on the Antikythera Mechanism. Amazing stuff.
        Take a look

        http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/6191462.stm

        Dan

        --- In sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com, "Chris" <groups@...> wrote:
        >
        > The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been found,
        suggesting the existence of
        > early, sophisticated Sun cults.
        >
        > "So, on the summer solstice, which is in December in Peru, you would
        see the Sun just to the
        > right of the right-most tower; for the winter solstice, in June, you
        would see the Sun rise to
        > the left of the left-most tower; and in-between, the Sun would move
        up and down the
        > horizon."
        >
        > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/6408231.stm
        >
      • jdepompeo
        Here is an aerial view: http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=070
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 1, 2007
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          Here is an aerial view:

          http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=070301_chankillo_temple_02.jpg&cap=The+fortified+stone+temple+at+Chankillo.+Credit%3A+National+Aerial+Service,+Peru

          http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070301_oldest_observatory.html


          --- In sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com, "Chris" <groups@...> wrote:
          >
          > The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been found, suggesting the existence of
          > early, sophisticated Sun cults.
          >
          > "So, on the summer solstice, which is in December in Peru, you would see the Sun just to the
          > right of the right-most tower; for the winter solstice, in June, you would see the Sun rise to
          > the left of the left-most tower; and in-between, the Sun would move up and down the
          > horizon."
          >
          > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/6408231.stm
          >

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