Brazilian Stonehenge

It has been called a Brazilian Stonehenge, but at this point, archaeologists know even less about a newly discovered stone temple in the far northern region of Brazil. It is clear that forgotten ancient builders were much more sophisticated than previously believed. No one knows how old the site is but indigenous pottery found nearby has been dated to at least 2,000 years. In May 2006, reports emerged of an "Brazilian Stonehenge", found in the Amazon Basin, in Brazil. According to a report from the BBC, 127 giant stone blocks driven into the ground—upright and evenly spaced, each weighing several tons and up to 10 feet tall—on a remote hilltop in the province of Amapa appear to have been carefully arranged so as to imply advanced knowledge of astronomy and that well before the arrival of European colonizers.

On the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, December 21, the shadow of one of the blocks disappears when the sun is directly above it. At this point researchers are willing to concede that the layout appears intended, at a minimum, to mark the winter solstice. Further conclusions await more complete analysis. All this in an area and at a time declared by orthodox science to be strictly primitive. Mariana Petry Cabral, of Amapa’s Institute of Scientific and Technological Research and the project’s chief archaeologist, says the monument has been known to the local population for years.

Alternative researchers such as Harold T. Wilkins have long claimed that the Amazon region was home to advanced ancient civilization. Legends like that of El Dorado have led many to dream of fabulous temples and hoards of gold in the South American jungles.

In southern Brazil celebrated British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett disappeared in the 1920s searching for what he believed was a lost jungle metropolis. Tangible evidence for the existence of such a spot has never materialized, though, and the general idea of once advanced civilization in the dense rainforests of the Amazon basin has always been ridiculed by mainstream academia. With the new discovery, though, all that may change.

Sources :
Atlantis Rising Magazine vol. 59 : “BRAZILIAN ‘STONEHENGE’ FOUND IN NORTHERN AREA”;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Stonehenge

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Atlantis Rising Magazine vol. 59 : “BRAZILIAN ‘STONEHENGE’ FOUND IN NORTHERN AREA” page 10
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4 comments:

  1. Wow, I am almost speechless. It is very fascinating.
    When I read that the day of 21 December is marked by the disappearing shadow of one stone, I quickly think of the Mayan people, and one of their temple's called 'The pyramid of Kukulkan' At this temple the spring and equinoxes is marked by a shadow snake, which is created by the Sun and the building itself.
    My personally idea about this, is that I believe that every ancient culture had these kind of devices, to remind them of curtain festival events.
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    Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  2. (@WindBlower) No problem, sis. I'm glad if you like this post. I agree with you that this ancient stone formation was an astronomy devices to remind them of certain important events.

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  3. The discovery, which showed sophisticated astronomy knowledge will change the previous thought that the area had primitive societies before European colonization. People are bright to discover such ancient place.

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