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West Kennet

Long Barrow

West Kennet (Long Barrow) by faerygirl
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Part 5- Avebury
faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
21st February 2010ce
Edited 23rd June 2010ce
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Comments (3)

Sunset? This is an interesting photo - when was it taken? tjj Posted by tjj
22nd February 2010ce
06.01.10 after a good trek in the snow! faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
23rd February 2010ce
I guessed it must have been relatively close to the winter solstice; I was walking back from WKLB at the end of January and the sun seemed to be setting behind Swallowhead Spring. Where you are positioned has a bearing of course and in the summer months from the Palisade area (quite close to the barrow) the sun seems to set, with spectacular effect, behind Silbury Hill. Not really making any particular point here, just an observation. What ever else went on there is little doubt the ancients used the landscape as a solar observatory, though maybe in the 'everyday' sense as we do ourselves today. tjj Posted by tjj
24th February 2010ce
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