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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Avebury Stone #30 Left Side Photograph and Corresponding Stars in Ophiuchus

The Left Side of Avebury Stone #30 viewed henge-outward marks stars of Ophiuchus principally as two human figures, one with his or her arm around the other figure. There is the head of another figure at the bottom. The stars represented here directly neighbor the stars represented by the henge-outward face of the stone.

Below, we first show our photograph of the left side Avebury Stone #30. That image is followed by a graphic of our decipherment of the corresponding stars in Ophiuchus, using an underlying star map via the astronomy software Starry Night Pro 3.1, http://www.starrynight.com.

Avebury Stone #30 Left Side Photograph by Andis Kaulins


Below:
Avebury Stone #30 Left Side Corresponding Stars in Ophiuchus
-- click on the image to see the graphic in larger original size --



Below:
Avebury Stone #30 Left Side Shown Side-by-Side
with the Corresponding Stars in Ophiuchus
 -- click on the image to see the graphic in larger size --


The subsequent posting shows a photo of the Right Side of Avebury Stone #30 plus its astronomical decipherment.



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