Ring of Brodgar




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Country:
United Kingdom


Place:
Stenness – Orkney Islands, Scottland


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Traces of ancient advanced astronomical knowledge


Description:

The ring of Brodgar belongs with 104 meters in diameter to the 3 largest stone henges in the U.K, its even larger than the famous stonehenge in Salisbury. From the original 60 stones one third is still remaining. Its astronomically aligned to the mid-winter solstice and moon-cycles. Allegedly the site is around 4500 years old. Invaders from Scandinavia reached Orkney by the 9th century, bringing a complex theology that they imposed on the preexisting Orcadian monuments; at least according to local legend. For example, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness were allegedly known as the Temple of the Sun and Moon respectively. Also the Site is aligned through a temple called Ness of Brodgar onto another stone circle called “Stones of Stenness”. It remains a mystery how and why they truely built this sites.




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Links:
https://minds.wisconsin.edu/bitstream/handle/1793/64662/Kasten_Megan_Thesis.pdf?sequence=1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_of_Brodgar#cite_note-Hedges-15
https://www.visitscotland.com/de-de/info/see-do/ring-of-brodgar-p669061



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