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By Duncan Lunan

There are a minimum of forty eight pointed out prehistoric stone circles in Scotland. honestly, little or no is understood in regards to the those who erected them, and finally approximately what the stone circles have been for. so much stone circles are astronomically aligned, which has resulted in the trendy debate approximately why the alignment was once major. The megaliths definitely represented a major co-operative attempt, could at least have confirmed strength and wealth, and being set clear of any dwellings most likely served a ceremonial, or even non secular, function.

Observations on the web site of the stone circles, of sun, lunar, and stellar occasions, have already forged mild on a number of the questions on the development and use of historic 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 clinical and old historical past. The paintings used to be documented intimately through the artist and photographer Gavin Roberts, and this archive has been additional to considering that -  so a suitable collection of illustrations will convey the venture vividly to lifestyles.

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