June 27, 2012

Cromlechs of Syria

I thought I had already mentioned this but can't find it. So just in case, here it is again:


These cromlechs (or stone rings in insular archaeo-slang) of  are estimated to be 6000 to 10,000 years old. 

Source and some more details at Discovery News.

2 comments:

  1. Great find!

    Yes, there certainly is a lot of circumstantial evidence that many NW European cultural features original in the greater Syria, Southern Anatolia, Iraq area.

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    1. Sure, it's interesting but the entry does not provide much info, does it?

      The oldest stone rings, possibly astronomical observatories are also from across the Mediterranean, possibly Nabta Playa is the oldest one, unless we consider Göbekli Tepe to be one, and there are some other examples in Morocco for instance. But I would consider these and the smaller burial cromlechs, as they are known over here (Iron Age, a precedent exists in Chalcolithic Central Europe but may not be linked) as a different feature.

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