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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Am I Going To Have To Visit This Version Now?

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a tropical Stonehenge in the Amazon jungle.

"The 127 blocks, some as high as 9 feet tall, are spaced at regular intervals around the hill, like a crown 100 feet in diameter.

On the shortest day of the year — Dec. 21 — the shadow of one of the blocks disappears when the sun is directly above it."

If true, it shows the culture was more sophisticated than previously thought. You have to know some decent math to create an observatory. Scientists will return to the site after the rainy season to begin carbon dating.

Getting to Stonehenge on the Salsbury plain was far easier than getting to this one. I may have to skip visiting this structure.

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