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I’d better hurry up, so I don’t miss the train.
Hiker in the Scottish Highlands
Foundation plaques B (photo 1) and A (photo 2), dating to the early 4th century BCE. Both these plaques of hammered gold have been inscribed in Old Persian, and are from Iran during the Achaemenid period.
Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland.
The exact age of the site is currently uncertain, although it is thought to have been erected between 3000-2000 BCE -making it the last of the great Neolithic monuments built on the Ness.
Standing sentinel over what was almost certainly an important route across the island, and clearly visible from all around, it occupied a position of great importance and influence.
The site achieved astronomical notoriety in the 1970s when Alexander Thom and his son first published the theory that it was a sophisticated lunar observatory. According to the Thoms, various alignments at the site, mostly between the outlying cairns, were deliberately aligned upon horizon foresights that marked limiting risings and setting positions in the moon’s complex cycles. The Ring of Brodgar, more than any other single monument, demonstrates the dangers of over-enthusiastic interpretation in archaeoastronomy TIme has dealt harshly with the “lunar observatory” hypothesis.
-Ancient Astronomy, Clive Ruggles.
Photo courtesy & taken by Phil Norton.