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This is a list of sites where claims for the use of archaeoastronomy have been made, sorted by country.

Armenia

  • Karahunj marker, ancient astronomical observatory with solstice alignment stones near the town of Sisianmarker
  • Metsamormarker, one of the world's first large metal foundries near the village of Metsamormarker with stones aligned in an astronomically significant pattern.


Australia

Bolivia

  • Tiwanakumarker, the Kalasasaya and its alignments


Brazil



Cambodia

  • Angkor Watmarker
  • Phnom Bakhengmarker, According to Jean Filliozat of the École Française, the center tower represents the axis of the world and the 108 smaller ones represent the 4 lunar phases each with 27 days.


Egypt



France



Germany



Honduras



Indonesia



India



Iran



Ireland

  • Brú na Bóinnemarker
  • Newgrangemarker, once a year, at the winter solstice, the rising sun shines directly along the long passage into the chamber for about 17 minutes and illuminates the chamber floor.


Macedonia

  • Kokino Situated 1030 m above sea level on the Tatićev Kamen Summit near Kumanovomarker.


Malta



Mexico

  • Chichen Itzamarker, the caracol is theorized to be a proto-observatory with doors and windows aligned to astronomical events, specifically around the path of Venus as it traverses the heavens. El Castillo the main pyramid also has archeoastronomy features.
  • Dzibilchaltunmarker, Spring equinox, the sun rises so that it shines directly through one window of the temple and out the other.
  • Monte Albanmarker, zenith tube
  • Teotihuacanmarker, the pecked-cross circles as survey-markers
  • Uxmalmarker, Venus alignment of the "Governor's Palace"
  • Xochicalcomarker, zenith tube


Peru



Portugal



Romania



Russia



Sweden



Syria



Ukraine



United Kingdom



United States



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References

  1. Time Life Lost Civilizations series: Southeast Asia: A Past Regained (1995) p.93-4
  2. Alberto Siliotti, Egypt: temples, people, gods,1994
  3. Ania Skliar, Grosse kulturen der welt-Ägypten, 2005
  4. http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/newgrange/illumination.html
  5. Anthony Aveni, Stairway to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997) 135-138 ISBN 0471159425
  6. A History of Britain, Richard Dargie (2007), p. 12.



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