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Chankillo is an ancient monumental complex in the Peruvian coastal desert, found in the Casma-Sechin Oasis in the Ancash Department of Peru. The ruins include the hilltop Chankillo fort, the nearby Thirteen Towers solar observatory, and residential and gathering areas. The Thirteen Towers are believed to have been a solar observatory built in the 4th century BC.
The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been found, suggesting the existence of early, sophisticated Sun cults, scientists report.
It comprises a group of 2,300-year-old structures, known as the Thirteen Towers, which are found in the Chankillo archaeological site, Peru.
The towers span the annual rising and setting arcs of the Sun, providing a solar calendar to mark special dates.
"So, on the summer solstice, which is in December in Peru, you would see the Sun just to the right of the right-most tower; for the winter solstice, in June, you would see the Sun rise to the left of the left-most tower; and in-between, the Sun would move up and down the horizon."
Originally posted by Misterlondon
Yeah I saw the show.. Was amazing, I didn't even know this thing existed.. Like Brian cox said.. I want one!
It is a really good show and Brian cox is a. Good presenter, for a scientist. I eagerly await the next episode..
Originally posted by Versa
S&F I'll watch that later tonight
Thanks for the link and gorgeous pics!
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
reply to post by kiwifoot
Would you say that ATS and it's members has a
a:/ Highly Entropy
b;/ Low Entropy ?
Have you seen the first series ?
He and the shows producers make it very entertaining and informative at the same time.......... some of the numbers used like last nights show ( the life of the Universe = 1 x 10,000 Trillion to the power 10 as per drawn in the sand) are TOO much to comprehend but they seem to achieve comparisons on that show that otherwise would not really make sense........
Originally posted by woodwytch
reply to post by kiwifoot
Hey there kiwifoot,
I saw this last night thanks to my son texting me with a head's up (we've talked about this kind of stuff for hours at a time ever since he was little )
Brilliant programme ... can't wait for next week ... as for Brian Cox ... I could listen to the guy all night ... I love it when someone is so passionate about their subject (it's infectious)
Originally posted by spikey
Interesting ancient stuff i like, creepy cox the androgenous scientist however, i don't.
Could be the origin for the Christ myth.