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British standing stones

Earliest standing stone monuments of Britain were constructed specifically in line with the movements of the Sun and Moon, 5,000 years ago, a new research says. Research, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, detailed the use of innovative 2D and 3D technology to construct quantitative tests of the patterns of alignment of the standing stones. Examining the oldest great stone circles built in Scotland (Callanish, on the Isle of Lewis, and Stenness, Isle of Orkney), researchers found a great concentration of alignments towards the Sun and Moon at different times of their cycles. 

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