Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

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Re: Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

Postby Stuart » 2:12 pm

Ajai wrote: Wiki says causeway, a raised road, 'ultimately derives from the Latin calyx, meaning heel' because the path was trampled down which ties in nicely with Hermes and lame heroes. However this kind of causeway, formerly causey or cauce, is underwater and out of sight, to be navigated with caution.

A causeway is an artificial strand or strait. It allows ships to pass at high tide and people to cross at low tide. For a price presumably.
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Re: Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

Postby Boreades » 11:01 pm

Donna wrote:
Boreades wrote:I'd be delighted if someone could produce a functional reason why Stonehenge and Goseck are at virtually the same lattitude.

It's the 51st latitude. We've covered the observational properties already I think, or Jon has.


By chance, today I stumbled on a fascinating article about Arkaim - Russia's equivalent to Stonehenge.

See http://www.spaceoflovemagazine.com/article_arkaim.htm

It's described as one of the origins of Vedic culture. Built around the same time, 4500 years ago. Its coordinates are 52° 37′ 37″ N, 59° 33′ 40″ E, so nearly in the same band of latitude as Stonehenge and Goseck, and about 60 degrees east of Stonehenge.

Has anyone else read about this?
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Re: Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

Postby Marko » 11:46 am

Arkaim doesn't sound very Russian. In Semitic languages the -im ending is plural masculine. Arks? Arches? Archangels?
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Re: Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

Postby Boreades » 5:32 pm

Marko wrote: Arkaim doesn't sound very Russian. In Semitic languages the -im ending is plural masculine. Arks? Arches? Archangels?


Agreed, but it's way down south, fairly close to the border with Kazakhstan.
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Re: Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

Postby hvered » 7:01 pm

Khazar would be nearer the mark maybe.
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Re: Sea Stacs : what are they and why are they?

Postby Boreades » 11:14 am

Here's a Midwinter treat for you, a stop-frame picture of the Winter Solstice over Lulworth Cove.

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