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To try to get an impression of how old Newgrange is: if we start from today and go back to the heyday of the Babylonian empire of King Nebuchadnezzar - we need to go back the same length of time again to find the beginning of Newgrange 3200BC #Newgrange
If your ancestor was one of the people who built Newgrange, she would be your great, great, great ....... grandmother X 200 greats #Newgrange
The building of Newgrange was a massive undertaking in terms of complexity and labour. The first thing that needed to be done was to choose a site. Overlooking the Boyne was no accident - the River of the Cow Goddess (Boinne) of later times hints at her antiquity #Newgrange
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Il disco del cielo di #Nebra (#Germania) è conosciuto come la più antica rappresentazione umana del #cosmo. La sua datazione è stimata a 3600 anni fa, all'età del bronzo.
Si osservano la falce di luna, un sole o luna piena e 23 stelle in oro ⬇️

#ArteInUnTweet @CasaLettori
Gli studiosi pensano sia una sorta di strumento di calcolo astronomico per determinare i tempi di semina e raccolta. La società dell'età del bronzo era prevalentemente agricola, vitale era conoscere e individuare i periodi dell'anno adatti per piantare/raccogliere ⬇️
In Europa settentrionale sono diversi i monumenti per celebrare i solstizi e le fasi delle stagioni
#Stonehenge in Inghilterra
#Newgrange in Irlanda

E, a pochi km di distanza da #Nebra - dove è stato trovato il disco - esiste uno dei più antichi osservatori solari,⬇️
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Today is the Spring or Vernal #Equinox, a day of equal night and day. To celebrate, a tour was due to take place @NMIreland Archaeology. So here instead, is a #TwitterTour by Archaeology Museum Educator, @trisha_ryan, of some facts from the tour #histedchatie #MuseumFromHome
There are many archaeological monuments and artefacts that are connected to solar or celestial symbols, including the Equinox. For thousands of years, people looked to the skies and their environment to help explain the world.
People expressed this in the monuments they built such as passage tombs and stone circles. The passage tomb of #Knowth has 2 tombs, both at due east and west, and is thought to be aligned to the rising and setting sun of the Equinoxes. Images from @newgrangeknowth
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