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posted on Apr, 9 2003 @ 01:19 PM
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Stone Age people in Ireland appear to have built tombs based on a detailed knowledge of how the Sun moves across the sky during the year.

Tombs at the archaeological site of Loughcrew in County Meath align with the rising Sun at the spring and autumn equinoxes.
The inside of the chambers are spectacularly illuminated by a shaft of sunlight at dawn on these days, said Frank Prendergast of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

It suggests settlers in the area some 5 to 6,000 years ago knew the yearly cycle of the Sun and perhaps centred their lives around it.

Tombs found elsewhere in Ireland have been found to point towards the rising Sun at the summer and spring solstices.

At these times, the Sun reaches its most northerly and southerly points in the sky, which can be easily observed from any place on Earth.

The equinoxes - in late March and late September - are not so obvious and can only be pinpointed by tracking the passage of the Sun across the entire year.




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posted on Apr, 9 2003 @ 01:21 PM
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Hey William, I read you page on the strange calls ya got. Actually i followed your links to this forum. Thanks btw. I was wondering how that all panned out? It was interesting to say the least.



posted on Apr, 9 2003 @ 07:18 PM
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Hey astrocreep. Glad you found your way here. The phone call is still a mystery, unfortunately. Im still working on it though...



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 07:03 PM
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the ancient people watched the skies all the time, they had nothing better to do, thats probably why they built all these things.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 07:12 PM
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just imagine what the night sky was like with absolutely no pollution in the sky, no wonder they were able to figure so many things out, as for the sun, well i guess that just all buffed out for the best.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 07:17 PM
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They had nothing better to do?

I guess if they had free time it was late in the day or night and they would be inclined to look at the stars, true.

But were not agrarian societies not supposed to have to had to work nearly 16 hour days in order to survive?

I doubt that they had a lot of time for idle star gazing. Even if they did, and assuredly some of them did, how much would they comprehend just looking up vs. that which records and installations indicate otherwise?

I guess I am in the minority but I believe that the ancients strong knowledge of the stars comes from our distant ancestors that commonly travelled amongst them and from the ancients common interactions with aliens. Far out yes, but it explains what modern science cannot explain, how seemingly stone age peoples had advanced knowledge, some of which we still have not confirmed.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 07:22 PM
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well if I didnt have a tv or computer I would be lookin at the stars and also at night with little light they probably couldnt get much done anyway



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 07:29 PM
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Truly,

the greatest show is the one above our heads, I believe.

but when I look up to the stars I get a bit lost and I wonder how they would track anything without instruments of any kind?

you can chart on paper with pen but without measures how would any cycle be seen as anything more than a random event?



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 07:29 PM
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For the answers to all your questions: Far Side by Gary Larson.



posted on Dec, 1 2003 @ 02:57 PM
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Read "uriels machine"
Blows this whole thing open These so called "Tombs"( they have never really found bodies in them) Are not aligned to the sun only they are aligned to the rising and setting of the planet Venus on or around the sol. and equi. . The sun is used to line up the circle but they are watching a 40year cycle of venus as it moves around the sky. This cycle is so precise it was used before the invention of the atomic clock to calibrate chronometers! It all points to more than just some "stoneage farmer" crap accepted science is spewing out!



posted on Dec, 2 2003 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by THENEO
They had nothing better to do?

I guess if they had free time it was late in the day or night and they would be inclined to look at the stars, true.

But were not agrarian societies not supposed to have to had to work nearly 16 hour days in order to survive?

I doubt that they had a lot of time for idle star gazing. Even if they did, and assuredly some of them did, how much would they comprehend just looking up vs. that which records and installations indicate otherwise?

I guess I am in the minority but I believe that the ancients strong knowledge of the stars comes from our distant ancestors that commonly travelled amongst them and from the ancients common interactions with aliens. Far out yes, but it explains what modern science cannot explain, how seemingly stone age peoples had advanced knowledge, some of which we still have not confirmed.


The ancients knowledge of the solar system blows me away. I have spent the better part of my life outdoors. Backpacking,camping, fishing, etc. Outside of the sun and the moon,the stars still make no sense too me. How were they able to track the days weeks and years with such perfection? And as NEO pointed out,these people had to work from sun-up till sun-down. Just to survive. Hunting and gathering,cooking,raising children all takes up a lot of time.
There had to be people who's only job was to watch the sky. Night after night. Shamens,priests,kings whatever. Then be able to take what they see in the night sky and place stones,buildings,temples,monuments in the exact location under the stars. Amazing.



posted on Dec, 3 2003 @ 07:11 PM
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what about the Dzopa stones?



posted on Dec, 3 2003 @ 07:39 PM
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i wonder why noone ever linkes the stonefield at bretania in france.. i have seen that once standing on a high hill and the sight is spactaculair.. streching as far as the eye can see ... rows of big stone.. perfectly inline. only to end there where the "tombs"are beautifull... and verry close to brittain. ?

nobody knows why they were put there..nobody seems to think that there is a connection.





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