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The research team said forest dwellers that originally came from Iran likely made these two objects. They lived in the Ryazan area during the Bronze Age 4,000 years ago.
Fragments of human bones and teeth also were found outside the circle's boundary. Ahmedov and his colleagues think they might have belonged to a tribal chief who was posthumously sanctified. Burial tombs also exist near Stonehenge.
Ahmedov explained that solar and lunar cults were related to a fertility cult and to the mythological link between life and death. The circular shape was thought to hold magical properties because it has no beginning or end and was regarded as a symbol of eternity.
Originally posted by Emily_Cragg
Since the earth's pole switches around occasionally, you kind of need a place where a culture can re-align the equinoxes and solstices, and get a grip on when growing cycles are going to commence and end.
Originally posted by Croat69
Maybe scientists will finally consider that ancient man wasnt as dumb as they thought
Originally posted by Webmonkey336
That's a very interesting link. Good Job.
Could the two monuments be built out of more than a coincidence?
Originally posted by Essan
It's worth emphasising that - according to the report - what has actually been found are post holes. Not a megalithic stone circle. Probably Woodhenge would have made a better - though lesser known - comparison.
Ahmedov said he and his team found ground holes indicating a monument with a 22.97-feet diameter circle consisting of 1.6-foot thick wooden poles spaced at equal distances from each other. Inside the circle is a large rectangular hole with evidence that four posts once stood in that spot.