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Megalithic Lunar Observation in Brittany

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Published on Jun 29, 2012

A longer version of my previous film, with additional information on the siting of the Locmariaquer Grand Menhir which may have been used for lunar observations from other sites in the Bay of Morbihan. I got this information from a great book called "In search of ancient astronomies", edited by EC Krupp, 1979. Chatto & Windus. The cycles of the sky allowed early man to impose a structure on the world. Once he was settled and involved in farming, he depended on the seasons like never before. The movement of the sun and planets provided a reliable timepiece.

There are wild theories that spacemen once visited the earth with new technologies but this is to deny that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary achievements. The Neolithic stone monuments left behind were likely a combination of religious and astronomical guides.

We don't yet fully understand them but they are deeply moving to encounter and connect us with the earliest civilisations.

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