|14 November 2003
4,000 year-old observatory found in Macedonia
Archaeologists working on the Tatikev Kamen site in north Macedonia have revealed that they believe it was an observatory as well as a ceremonial site.
Jovica Stankovski, who discovered the site a year ago, found that the site could be used to monitor the stars and the sun, and that there were holes for recording the movement of the sun and the moon. In the second millenium BCE the area was set on fire, at the same time as great migrations occurred here.
Gjore Cenev, the head of the Macedonian Planetarium, said that this discovery showed that there was a previously unrecognised civilization in the Balkans with its own culture and religious ceremonies.
Source: China View (13 November 2003)
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