The Goseck Circle

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Awens to All:

A few weeks ago, I came upon this rather Interesting YouTube on 5 Mysterious Ancient Ruins & Structures That Remain Unexplained:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfbxCp4TxLk&t=21s
 

One of the things that caught my Attention was mention of the 'Goseck Circle'.

From the article, it was created at about the same time in Germany as the Great Stonehenge of the Wiltshire Plain and also indicates when the Winter and Summer Solstices would come.

I then looked it up and found its Wikipedia Listing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goseck_circle

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The original configuration and traces of Goseck Circle reveal that the structure once consisted of two wooden fences, one mound and four concentric circles. The site was approximately 75 meters (246 feet) in diameter. A narrow ditch enveloped the circular wooden wall and three gates – one facing north, one facing southwest and the last one facing southeast, were equally space out around the outer edge. Standing at the center of the structure during the winter solstice, December 21, a person could see the sun rise from the southeast gate and set through the southwest gate. It has been observed that the entrances get progressively smaller the closer to the center one gets, which would have concentrated the sun’s rays into a narrow path. 

The original configuration and traces of Goseck Circle reveal that the structure once consisted of two wooden fences, one mound and four concentric circles. The site was approximately 75 meters (246 feet) in diameter. A narrow ditch enveloped the circular wooden wall and three gates – one facing north, one facing southwest and the last one facing southeast, were equally space out around the outer edge. Standing at the center of the structure during the winter solstice, December 21, a person could see the sun rise from the southeast gate and set through the southwest gate. It has been observed that the entrances get progressively smaller the closer to the center one gets, which would have concentrated the sun’s rays into a narrow path. 

Here it is as it is Reconstructed:

And here it is as it may have Originally been like:

Here is a Daily Drone Flight over the Site:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVXePUs8ETI

For anyone Pagan, this is something that can go onto your Bucket List!

TheDruid-3X3