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By Duncan Lunan

There are at the least forty eight pointed out prehistoric stone circles in Scotland. truthfully, little or no is understood concerning the those who erected them, and eventually approximately what the stone circles have been for. such a lot stone circles are astronomically aligned, which has resulted in the fashionable debate approximately why the alignment used to be major. The megaliths definitely represented an immense co-operative attempt, could at the least have proven strength and wealth, and being set clear of any dwellings most likely served a ceremonial, or even non secular, function.

Observations on the website of the stone circles, of sunlight, lunar, and stellar occasions, have already solid mild on many of the questions about the development and use of historical megalithic observatories.

In his capability as supervisor of the Parks division Astronomy venture, writer Duncan Lunan designed and outfitted the 1st astronomically aligned stone circle in Britain in over 3,000 years. 'The Stones and the celebrities' examines the case for astronomical alignments of stone circles, and charts the improvement of a desirable venture with a robust medical and ancient history. The paintings was once documented intimately by means of the artist and photographer Gavin Roberts, and this archive has been additional to because -  so a suitable number of illustrations will deliver the undertaking vividly to existence.

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