Monday, March 14, 2005

Stonehenge South

There is a new "Stonehenge" in New Zealand, but it is more than just a replica of the English original. It is custom-made for its site, "a complete and working structure designed and built for its precise location in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. The henge stones, viewed from the centre, mark the daily rise and set positions of the sun, moon and bright stars. The henge also forms a Polynesian star compass marking the bearings taken by Polynesian sailors to and from Aotearoa [the Maori name for New Zealand]."

You can view the official website as well as a BBC news report. The wizard in the photos is this wizard.


Anonymous rosewood said...

thanks for posting about this. The more people watching the heavens--and their place in it-- the better.

10:13 PM  
Blogger White Salamander said...

I am surprised there isn't more of this going on. By that I mean pagans making monuments and the like such as this or giant rune stones and things.

11:53 AM  

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