Monday, January 19, 2015
astro picture for the day
ESA/NASA Hubble Space telescope image
This ancient Stonehenge like ruin is called Rujm El-Hiri. It's a Canaanite Stonehenge of almost 3000 B.C.
Here's Nabta Playa, a Nubian Stonehenge. Some date this much earlier. Maybe, but seems few rigorous archaeologists get down there to do serious science on it.
Regardless, we have clear evidence for astrotheology(these solar/lunar observatories were almost certainly mixed with religion along with learning about the heavens), from Nubia all the way to England with Stonehenge.