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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

Lurgan (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) by tiompan Slightly better definition on the markings from previous pics .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
1st September 2014ce
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Comments (3)

One of those pics that has me asking "why?" once again.
Is there any correlation at all between the obviously graded size of those cups and the hills it seems to address ? Left hand side lozenge that is, for starters. :D
harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
3rd September 2014ce
What is worth noting about the left hand side cups ,is that there is a cluster of very small cups absent from the bulk of the surface .The most extreme line of four gets bigger in one direcrion whilst the parallel group of four does the opposite .The two groups are aligned about 5 degrees off the solstice direction (no intention inferred ) .
There are 64 cups ,if they were marking hills those in a line of descending size would mean that you couldn't see hills behind the bigger hill(cup) , I doubt you see 64 hills from the site ,the areas on the surface without cups don't fit into any large plain in the area (there is only a river valley where hills are absent . There rae also other cup marked rock in the area with the same view but nothing like the same number of cups and in a totally different configuration .If one of those was meant to be a "map" how would you know which one ? If there is a marked rock in the UK which fits a description of the local topography nobody has come up with an example that actually works despite various attempts .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
3rd September 2014ce
"And over there is the rock I sit at when I take shrooms, 64 times and counting" juamei Posted by juamei
4th September 2014ce
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