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Ancient Astronomy news


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Lifelines: Stone Circle spans the pond - Traverse City Record Eagle

Lifelines: Stone Circle spans the pond
Traverse City Record Eagle
The Stone Circle is a triple ring of 88 boulders around a common center where there is a bon fire. I built it in the early 1980's. Every Saturday night for more than three decades the circle has been an open forum for poets, musicians and storytellers ...



Summer Solstice 2016: Stonehenge? Alternative stone circles to celebrate in t...

Metro

Summer Solstice 2016: Stonehenge? Alternative stone circles to celebrate in the UK
Metro
1) Ancient standing stones in Callanish, Outer Hebrides. This semi-circle stone-circle is on the island of Great Bernera and makes up part of several ancient sites in the 'Callanish VIII' group. Over the bridge is the isle of Lewis, in the Outer ...
Summer Solstice 2016: Everything you need to know about the longest day of the yearBristol Post

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Just beyond Katol toll booth, perhaps India's largest Megalithic stone circle...

Just beyond Katol toll booth, perhaps India's largest Megalithic stone circle burial site
Times of India
Nagpur: H istory has pleasant ways of throwing surprises. The wrapped-in-mothballs books at the Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI ) here have revealed that the Megalithic burial sites of Junapani on Nagpur-Katol Road are probably the largest number ...

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Istitute of Archeology professor says Stone Henge was moved by Welsh tribes -...

Daily Mail

Istitute of Archeology professor says Stone Henge was moved by Welsh tribes
Daily Mail
This latest theory, put forward by Prof Mike Parker Pearson of the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, may put an end to centuries-long speculation about the meaning behind the Neolithic ring of standing stones in Wiltshire, which ...
Stonehenge was dismantled in Wales and moved to Wiltshire, scientists claimThe Independent

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Stone circle to rival Stonehenge creates spectacular new feature at nature re...

Darlington and Stockton Times

Stone circle to rival Stonehenge creates spectacular new feature at nature reserve
Darlington and Stockton Times
The 13 limestone blocks were lifted to form a stone circle at Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve, Catterick Garrison, by heavy lifting equipment and an eight-strong team of men ? creating its newest non-living attraction. The stone was donated by Cemex ...



Ancient Astronomy in China Revealed in Pottery - China Christian Daily

China Christian Daily

Ancient Astronomy in China Revealed in Pottery
China Christian Daily
Astronomy is an important part of Chinese history and experts from the Dahe Village Relics Museum added new findings on Chinese astronomy in the early ages. The group sorted out several pottery pieces which were discovered in Dahe Village in ...



Monday Calendar: June 20-26 - Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette

Monday Calendar: June 20-26
Montreal Gazette
Published on: June 19, 2016 | Last Updated: June 19, 2016 5:55 PM EDT. The sun rises as thousands of revellers gathered at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, near Salisbury, England ...



Prehistoric Calendar Revealed at Stonehenge - Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins

Prehistoric Calendar Revealed at Stonehenge
Ancient Origins
As for the mysterious shapes carved into the Trilithons, they have shown how these symbols may have been deliberately positioned to allow the ancient astronomers at Stonehenge keep track of other significant astronomical cycles, including its use not ...
Travelers ready for huge solstice party at StonehengeExaminer.com

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UMass Amherst offers view of summer solstice sunrise, sunset - WESTERNMASSNEW...

The Boston Globe

UMass Amherst offers view of summer solstice sunrise, sunset
WESTERNMASSNEWS.com
The public is being invited to watch the summer solstice sunrise and sunset among the standing stones of a sunwheel at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The events on Monday will mark the astronomical change of seasons when days are longest ...
Summer solstice Monday means more than 15 hours of sun for BostonThe Boston Globe

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Summer Solstice 2016: Times and rituals surrounding the longest day of the ye...

Mirror.co.uk

Summer Solstice 2016: Times and rituals surrounding the longest day of the year and the full Strawberry Moon
Mirror.co.uk
21. Visitors, including sunrise-worshipping Druids for whom it is a religious occasion, are encouraged to use public transport or arrange to car share. The solstice is also celebrated at the Avebury stone circle from Monday, June 20, until Wednesday ...
Summer solstice brings longest daylight, brightest moonlightColorado Springs Gazette
Summer solstice 2016: When is the longest day of the year and why is it significant?Telegraph.co.uk
Stars align for summer solstice and Strawberry Moon on same dayGet Bucks
Barnstable Patriot
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Archaeology news


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archaeology - Google News
Google News

Archaeologists Sign Petition in Support of Utah Monument - Archaeology

Archaeology

Archaeologists Sign Petition in Support of Utah Monument
Archaeology
More than 700 archaeologists have signed a letter from Friends of Cedar Mesa to President Obama in support of the proposal. The letter also expresses concern about looting and vandalism at sensitive archaeological sites in the area. Josh Ewing ...



An Archaeology Summer Reading List - National Geographic

National Geographic

An Archaeology Summer Reading List
National Geographic
Below, five incredible books for anyone interested in archaeology. The first paints a vivid picture of why archaeologists do what we do, and the rest pushed me to reexamine my preconceived notions about specific periods of time in antiquity. All are ...



Female museum curator wants women to adopt archaeology as career - The News I...

Female museum curator wants women to adopt archaeology as career
The News International
PESHAWAR: Feeling proud to head a museum as a curator, Syeda Meher Taban wants women to adopt archaeology as a career. Belonging to a small village in the suburbs of Peshawar, Syeda Meher Taban joined the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan as ...



Lab notes: a great week for physics, archaeology and ... frogs - The Guardian

The Guardian

Lab notes: a great week for physics, archaeology and ... frogs
The Guardian
Archaeologists were also popping opening the bubbly as they announced the discovery of not one, but a series of vast medieval cities hidden beneath Cambodia's jungle. There's some great video of it as well. On a lighter note, the news we were all ...



Rome in a Day, Part 1: An Overarching Arc of Arches and Archaeology - Patheos...

Patheos (blog)

Rome in a Day, Part 1: An Overarching Arc of Arches and Archaeology
Patheos (blog)
I bought tickets to the Colisseum plus the archaeological park that includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and to the Vatican Museum, online in advance. That was definitely a good idea, since there was still waiting in line for those who had ...



Ancient Technique Produces Highly Fertile Soil - Archaeology

Archaeology

Ancient Technique Produces Highly Fertile Soil
Archaeology
?Mimicking this ancient method has the potential to transform the lives of thousands of people living in some of the most poverty- and hunger-stricken regions in Africa,? Fairhead said. For more on archaeology in West Africa, go to "The Nok of Nigeria.".

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Archaeologist Detects Hidden Monument in Jordan's Petra - Haaretz

Haaretz

Archaeologist Detects Hidden Monument in Jordan's Petra
Haaretz
"It's this very large platform that many of us (archaeologists) have walked over for years, and probably didn't even realize we were walking on it," said the archaeologist, who collaborated with Sarah Parcak from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Monumental Structure Found at Petra with Satellite ImagesArchaeology
Satellite imagery reveals archaeology site in PetraInternational Business Times, India Edition
Archaeologists discover massive Petra monument that could be 2150 years oldThe Guardian
Smithsonian
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Divers Survey Greece's Antikythera Shipwreck - Archaeology

Archaeology

Divers Survey Greece's Antikythera Shipwreck
Archaeology
ATHENS, GREECE?Greek and American archaeologists recovered some 60 artifacts, including a bronze spear that is thought to have been part of a statue, four fragments of marble statues, and a gold ring, during a recent survey of the Antikythera shipwreck.

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Archaeology comes to an end at Greenfield, construction imminent - WSLS

WSLS

Archaeology comes to an end at Greenfield, construction imminent
WSLS
BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS 10) ? Archaeologists hired by the group Friends of the Greenfield Preston Plantation were required to vacate the county property where over the past two weeks, they've discovered hundreds of historical artifacts. The land is set ...



Archaeologists Find Ancient Collector's Hoard of Hasmonean Coins - Haaretz

Haaretz

Archaeologists Find Ancient Collector's Hoard of Hasmonean Coins
Haaretz
Aside from the wall-ensconced cache, the archaeologist found numerous bronze coins minted by the Hasmonean kings at the site, bearing the names of the kings such as Yehohanan, Judah, Jonathan ? and Mattathias, the High Priest and Head of the ...
2000-Year-Old Estate in Israel Yields Coin CacheArchaeology

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