Is this the world's oldest observatory? Australian rock formation may have been built 5,000 years earlier than Stonehenge

An unassuming cluster of boulders in the Australian bush could be one of the oldest astronomical sites in the world.
Experts believe the ancient circle of basalt stones, located southwest of Melbourne, may have been used by Aborigines to track the movement of the sun thousands of years ago.
Researchers are working to determine the age of the historic indigenous site, called Wurdi Youang, which they believe could prove to be older than Stonehenge and even the Egyptian pyramids.
The collection of some 100 stones form an irregular arc shape in the landscape, with the smallest rocks around... read more

13 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 35
Source: Daily Mail

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