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Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:23 am ]
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Is the Assyrian Nimrud lens the oldest telescope in the world?

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient- ... rld-001381

Author:  doctorcos [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:55 pm ]
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The Nimrod lens is also mentioned in this interesting article about ancient Assyrian astronomy:
http://www.assyrianvoice.net/emagazine/?p=17

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Thu May 24, 2018 9:15 pm ]
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A southern-hemisphere Stonehenge is found in Chile

https://www.economist.com/the-americas/ ... d-in-chile

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:19 pm ]
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The Dazzlingly Colorful Atlases That Brought the Night Sky Within Reach

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/c ... of-the-sky

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Detailed maps of the heavens weren’t just for scholars.

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:00 am ]
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A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination

https://publicdomainreview.org/collecti ... ivination/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:40 am ]
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Australia’s indigenous people made accurate astronomical observations millennia before Western scientists

https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/austra ... scientists

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:10 am ]
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Astronomy in Art & Architecture: Serpent Mound, Ohio

https://www.vofoundation.org/blog/astro ... ound-ohio/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:17 pm ]
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Gobekli Tepe Archaeoastronomy and the Second Hill of Osiris

https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient ... my-0010713

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:51 pm ]
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The Meteoric Mystery of The Magical Islamic Stone: Experts Seek Help in Deciphering Inscription

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-hi ... ne-0010774

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:25 pm ]
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Babylonian Astrology: How Mesopotamian Priests Influenced Your Horoscope

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history ... gy-0010806

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:37 pm ]
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Stonehenge A Neolithic Beacon: Design Imitates Star

http://beta.briefideas.org/ideas/8bb312 ... 54677c18fa

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When lit from within with one large fire or multiple fires, and observed from above, the standing stones that comprise Stonehenge split the light rays creating a radiating effect similar in appearance to a star.
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Neolithic People did not know what stars were and may have related to them as fires in the sky. Stonehenge may have been created by the Neolithic to call attention to their existence and position, with their own star shaped fire, big enough to be seen by perceived celestial neighbors. Contemporary civilizations do the same with satellites.

Additionally, the ringing of the stones may have also served to catch attention through sound.

This explains the size of Stonehenge, gives purpose to the lintels, and accounts for the foreign remains at the site, as a beacon that large would indeed attract curious people from nearby lands. The fires would also provide opportunity to cremate remains and incorporate ritual. The lunar based motifs present in their art support a preoccupation with the sky.


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Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:02 pm ]
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Ancient Comet Sightings Inspired, Frightened, Dazzled, and Baffled Past Astronomers and Star Gazers

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history ... gs-0010966

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:52 pm ]
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Ancient Carved Eye-Witness Accounts Show Martian Invaders Attacking the Moroccan Landscape

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-sc ... co-0011039

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:08 pm ]
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The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the Pole Star

http://www.astrowatch.net/2018/11/the-c ... -star.html

Cave Paintings Reveal Use of Complex Astronomy

http://www.astrowatch.net/2018/11/cave- ... mplex.html

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:41 pm ]
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Chasing Copernicus in Poland

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ob ... in-poland/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:15 am ]
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Lost Star of Myth and Time: Nemesis – Our Sun’s Missing Death Star Companion

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-sc ... ar-0011207

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:46 pm ]
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The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight

http://blog.longnow.org/02019/01/29/the ... ain-sight/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 am ]
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Astronomy and Astrology: The Siamese Twins of the Evolution of Science. By Thony Christie

http://www.forbiddenhistories.com/astro ... astrology/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:56 pm ]
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How a tree carving changed the way we understand Chumash rock paintings

https://chumashscience.com/2018/09/06/the-arborglyph/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:27 pm ]
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Complex Astronomical and Astrological Systems Detailed on Ancient Assyrian Tablets

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-hi ... ts-0011539

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:18 pm ]
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Heavenly key to the Stonehenge mystery

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ge-mystery

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:29 pm ]
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Find epic stargazing at ‘New Mexico’s Machu Picchu’

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/trav ... rotourism/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:19 am ]
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Giant 7,000-Year-Old Astronomical Calendar Discovered In Poland

https://blog.obiaks.com/190418081852/Gi ... oland.html

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:57 pm ]
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Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... bc-wiping/

Author:  BetaDraconis [ Wed May 29, 2019 6:14 pm ]
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Could a Supernova Have Led to Humans Becoming Bipedal?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-bri ... wildfires/

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