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Nov 20, 2009 at 02:13 PM

The Aubrey Holes of Stonehenge, which are burial holes arranged in circles around the visible stones, constitute a sort of archiving in a sense parallel to that of the Hebrew holy texts archived at al-Geniza in Cairo; they have changed the thinking of scientists on the purpose and nature of Stonehenge as well as added to our notions of the burial rite in general. Of course the Egyptians already oriented the burial, its location and dressing of the mortal remains, to astronomical points of reference -- i.e., along the cosmic, not just the earthly. "ley lines" and axes. The unhewn, natural form of the monoliths at Stonehenge is thus purposeful as well as misleading to the modern eye.

For reference, see the National Geographic materials on Aubrey Holes. 

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