Mysterious Structures Found in Syrian Desert
An ancient landscape of stone circles, alignments and possible tombs lies out in the Syrian Desert, according to a Royal Ontario Museum archaeologist who has dubbed the mysterious structures "Syria's Stonehenge." "These enigmatic arrangements are not especially imposing, they are not megaliths or anything like that, but they are very intriguing and ... (more)
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#1 Jun 28, 2012
The huge stone structures of the Syrian Desert can be observed using Google Maps. Circles, "wheels", kites you can see them here
and also in this paper
and the article by Jarus Owen
#2 Jun 28, 2012
Syria is full of treasures that is why a lot of countries are trying to put hand on it6223
#3 Jun 28, 2012
probably land mines
#4 Sep 20, 2012
The Syrian desert is covered by ancient stone structures created during Neolithic times, as discussed in the paper, Stone circles on the harraat of Syrian desert, published at http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.4665
Some of these stone structures are circular, with radial lines of stones. These circles have been also compared with Stonehenge. Therefore, we can ask ourselves, are these solar observatories too, as Stonehenge is.
The answer is probably so, see my paper at http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.2591
I used a software for the solar energy applications to see the direction of sun on sunrise and sunset of solstice. It seems that there is a good agreement.
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