A 6,000 year old telescope without a lens: Prehistoric tombs enhanced astronomical viewing

Posted by on June 30, 2016 2:18 am
Categories: Science

Astronomers are exploring what might be described as the first astronomical observing tool, potentially used by prehistoric humans 6,000 years ago. They suggest that the long, narrow entrance passages to ancient stone, or ‘megalithic’, tombs may have enhanced what early human cultures could see in the night sky, an effect that could have been interpreted as the ancestors granting special power to the initiated.

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