Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ancient Celtic 'Stonehenge' discovered


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A huge early Celtic calendar construction has been discovered in the royal tomb of Magdalenenberg, nearby Villingen-Schwenningen in Germany's Black Forest. The order of the burials around the central royal tomb fits exactly with the sky constellations of the Northern hemisphere.
Whereas Stonehenge was orientated towards the sun, the more than 100-meters-wide burial mound of Magdalenenberg was focused towards the moon. The builders positioned long rows of wooden posts in the burial mound to be able to focus on the Lunar Standstills. These Lunar Standstills happen every 18.6 year and were the corner stones of the Celtic calendar.
Archaeo-astronomic research resulted in a date of Midsummer 618 BCE, which makes it the earliest and most complete example of a Celtic calendar focused on the moon.
After the complete destruction of the Celtic culture by Rome, these types of calendars were completely forgotten.The full dimensions of the lost Celtic calendar system have now come to light again in the monumental burial mound of Magdalenenberg.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Ancient Celtic 'Stonehenge' discovered - National Religious & Spiritual Mysteries | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/religious-spiritual-mysteries-in-national/early-celtic-stonehenge-discovered-germany-s-black-forest#ixzz1abboaxg5

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