posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 06:53 AM
I'm not sure I know of any other ancient monuments that are said to be possibly aligned to Orion, do you have any you could give as examples?
Orion is one of the most prominent constellations in the sky - the belt is really easy to find and the alignment can seem significant to the eye,
especially if you don't know the distances involved as they didn't then.
My theory on this is that as these groups of people took the earliest steps of an organised society and civilisation, they took note of the stars -
they are majestic and wonderful, and began tracking the moving ones (planets) and noted the path the 'static' ones took across the sky. We know they
used the stars to tell the seasons for agriculture - and I think that's important reason enough without thinking of aliens or gods or whatever.
Imagine keeping of track of these kind of things without writing, I imagine a rich oral tradition of story telling became the easiest way to remember
times/"dates"/celestial movements and events, and it was probably down to just a few select people to sit up in the wee hours of the morning to
track the stars and see the sun rise. In my opinion, these are the very beginnings of religion and the priest class in later, more organised
civilisations that germinated from these seeds of science. I think it's fascinating, I'm in awe of the people that did this.