Obviously you can get any two objects lined up. Like ley lines!
Seems more than a coincidence though if all these passages line up with the same star.
Though of course all that means is they're all pointing in the same direction; they're lined up with something but not necessarily a star or even any physical object (it might just be a direction, like maps having north – current convention – at the top).
As to why you'd want to line up with a star, I don't know. Direction finding, like the (a) pole star?
Calendar, either for rites like Easter or Ramadan, or for history and record keeping: "It was 52 days after that star first appeared that we fought the battle / Thog's first son was born... " ?
The eminent Carl Jung (1875-1961) took a barrage of criticism when he suggested that the ancient Egyptians knew the transitions between one zodiac house and another.’
Jung was particularly struck by the chaos in Egypt at the collapse of the Old Kingdom, which coincided with the end of the age of Taurus and the beginning of Aries. He described these periods as “transitions between the aeons”, which sometimes marked calamitous change, and even saw the uncertainties of his own times as marking the passage of Pisces to Aquarius.’
Modern astronomers date the era of Taurus to c. 4360-2200 BC, the age in which the Egyptian civilization began. Initially, the Egyptian pharaohs of the Old Kingdom worshipped the bull, the sign of Taurus. Then, after the chaos of the First Intermediate Period, a new era began in Egypt c. 2000 BC.
At that time, the pharaohs began to depict sphinxes with rams’ heads (Plate 49), signifying the era of Aries, which had recently begun. The monuments of ancient Egypt are thus testimonies to what Carl Jung was saying. Amazingly, the Egyptian ram has a counterpart in Sumer.
Perhaps each age sets up markers to keep track of the progress through the age?
Our megalithic brethren would have been able to precisely measure the day of the Winter Solstice, when the sun rose furthest south. Still not sure how they would clock the sunset and sunrise times though. Any suggestions?
Dr Robert Hensey, an archaeologist who researched the excavation and reinstatement works carried out by Prof O'Kelly said: "The roof box is attested in antiquarian accounts and drawings, in early 20th century photography, and then extensively in the substantial O'Kelly excavation archive. There is no question that the roof box is a modern construct or invention…"
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