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Angela
06-01-17, 18:10
See:
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5181-170105-neolithic-holed-rock

"GELA, SICILY—Seeker (http://www.seeker.com/ancient-stonehenge-like-calendar-rock-aligned-with-winter-solstice-2180344326.html)reports that a research team conducting a survey on the southern coast of Sicily discovered a large hole carved in a 23-foot-tall rock. Archaeologist Giuseppe La Spina explained that the team set out to see if the hole could have been used to mark the seasons. At the winter solstice, La Spina and his colleagues found that the rising sun aligned precisely with the hole. They also found a 16.4-foot-tall stone on the ground to the east of the “calendar rock.” A pit at its base suggests that at one time, the stone, or menhir, had been placed upright in front of the hole in the calendar rock. The composition of the menhir is different from the calendar rock, which indicates that it was brought to the site from another place. “This obviously reinforces the sacrality of the site,” said La Spina. Two other similar holed stones have been found in Sicily—one marks the rising sun at the winter solstice, the other the rising sun at the summer solstice. “For this reason, I believe that another holed calendar stone, marking the summer solstice, may be found near Gela,” explained archaeoastronomer Alberto Scuderi of Italian Archaeologist Groups."

These are obviously "Stonehenge like" objects. The other two were found near Palermo

See also:
http://www.livescience.com/57396-ancient-stonehenge-like-calendar-rock-discovered.html

"Featuring a 3.2-foot diameter hole, the rock formation marked the beginning of winter (http://www.seeker.com/earths-extreme-tilt-marks-the-winter-solstice-1770640786.html) some 5,000 years ago."

"The 23-foot high holed stone would have marked a turning point of the year and the seasons, anticipating some hard and cold time ahead. The moment likely had a ritual importance. In fact, further investigation of the area revealed the site was a sacred place at the end of the third millennium BC.Not far from the holed stone, the researchers found several intact burials known as grotticella tombs. Excavated in the rock, these chamber tombs were the main form of burial for the Castelluccio culture that fluorished in the Sicilian early Bronze Age."

Hauteville
06-01-17, 18:28
An impressive discovering ;)

Hauteville
06-01-17, 18:31
https://s29.postimg.org/swpal6tnb/1_solstizio_inverno.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/wgb8azwcz/)host image (https://postimage.org/index.php?lang=italian)

LABERIA
06-01-17, 18:57
https://s29.postimg.org/swpal6tnb/1_solstizio_inverno.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/wgb8azwcz/)host image (https://postimage.org/index.php?lang=italian)

Ma e una cosa fantastica. 5.000 anni fa, e guarda cosa facevano. Incredibile.