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it was a lunisolar calendar, attempting to synchronize the solar year and the lunar month. the months were lunar. Scholars disagree as to whether the start of the month was the new moon or the full moon, or per Pliny and Tacitus perhaps even the First Quarter. The common lunar year contained 354 or 355 days.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the well has been in almost constant use for at least two thousand years. Philip Rahtz found several dozen flints from the upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic, and a sherd of Iron Age pottery nearby. Roman and medieval sherds were also found in more recent layers.
 Water issues from the spring at a rate of 25,000 gallons per day and has never failed, even during drought. Iron oxide deposits give water a reddish hue, as dissolved ferrous oxide becomes oxidized at the surface and is precipitated. Like the hot springs in nearby Bath, the water is reputed to possess healing qualities.
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: artistpoet
Oh wow artistpoet, your timing is impeccable!
(1p used on amazon as well, I'm ordering that).
Thanks for that input, it's an idea that I really love. The stars seemed to be of the utmost importance to our ancestors.
The Temple of the Moon consists of three structural components: an overhanging cave with superb stonework, a very tall double-jamb doorway beyond, and farther beyond, several structures including one that again uses a cave.
The purpose of building of the Temple is not exactly known. Keeping in mind that caves, like springs, were thought to be entrances for gods.