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Archaeoastronomy (also spelled archeoastronomy) is the study of how people in the past "have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used these phenomena and what role the sky played in their cultures."[1] Clive Ruggles argues it is misleading to consider archaeoastronomy to be the study of ancient astronomy, as modern astronomy is a scientific discipline, while archaeoastronomy considers symbolically rich cultural interpretations of phenomena in the sky by other cultures.[2][3] It is often twinned with ethnoastronomy, the anthropological study of skywatching in contemporary societies. Archaeoastronomy is also closely associated with historical astronomy, the use of historical records of heavenly events to answer astronomical problems and the history of astronomy, which uses written records to evaluate past astronomical practice. Archaeoastronomy can be applied to all cultures and all time periods. History of archaeoastronomy[edit] ... Methodology[edit] Green archaeoastronomy[edit]

The Narmer Plate and the Twelve Ages of the Zodiac A new Hu for a new Zodiacal Season: Hu was resurrected in the guise of Leo. It made sense at the time but down through the millennia it was to cause utter confusion for later generations, as the original Secret of Hu became lost. (See Part 2) The Sphinx at Giza was no longer considered to be the earthly representation of Hu, God the Creator, the Celestial Sphinx. Rather, the Sphinx at Giza came to represent the Constellation of Leo, the substituted deity. Hu: Giver of Life in the Beginning.This title was usurped by Osiris. In the hieroglyphs for Hu's title "Giver of Life in the Beginning" the Lion, the Hemisphere, and the Pillar denote "the Beginning". Thoth: the Keeper of the Secrets However the Secrets of the arts, sciences, astronomy and hieroglyphics were not for the commoner to know about or understand because these were considered to be the ultimate Sacred Subjects, whose Sacred Secrets were fit only for the ears of the elite in remote Ancient Egypt.

The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map: Lacam de Peyrarines Ston Site Name: Lacam de Peyrarines Country: France Département: Languedoc:Gard (30) Type: Stone CircleNearest Town: Le Vigan Nearest Village: BlandasLatitude: 43.926100N Longitude: 3.530700ECondition: 5 Ambience: 5 Access: 4 Accuracy: 5 Internal Links: External Links: Lacam de Peyrarines submitted by ocdolmen It seems to be a generally held opinion that there are no "real, proper" stone circles outside the British Isles. Yet on the Causse de Blandas, in southern France, there are several, some of which are superb. The circle is about 120 metres in diameter, with still about 50 stones up to 1.8 metres tall standing in position, and has a large central menhir, standing well over 2 metres high. The stones which make up the circle are all different shapes and sizes. It is a truly wonderful place, and hardly known by anyone. IMPORTANT NOTE: Positional co-ordinates taken from a gps receiver. You may be viewing yesterday's version of this page Lacam de Peyrarines submitted by reginaLacam de Peyrarines

Cham des Bondons menhir.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclope La Cham des Bondons Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Avec ses 154 menhirs de granit, le site constitue la deuxième concentration de monuments mégalithiques en Europe après les alignements de Carnac en Bretagne. On estime que la mise en place de ces pierres doit se situer entre la fin du Néolithique et l'âge du bronze. Le site de la Cham des Bondons fait partie du parc national des Cévennes. Le site archéologique de la Cham des Bondons[modifier | modifier le code] Deux menhirs en premier plan, l'un des puechs à l'arrière Ce site est unique dans tout le sud de la France. Le premier grand inventaire de ces monolithes remonte aux années 1940 avec le docteur Morel qui en dresse deux inventaires. Parmi ces derniers, on notera au sud des hameaux de la Vaissière et de la Fare deux très grands menhirs mesurant respectivement 4,80 m et 4,50 m hors sol. Particularités des menhirs de la Cham des Bondons[modifier | modifier le code] Un des menhirs du premier groupe de la Fage, sur la Cham des Bondons