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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Avebury Stone #30 Henge Inward Face Marks Stars in Aquila Sagitta Vulpecula Cygnus

The henge-inward face of Avebury Stone #30 shows stars in Aquila, Sagitta, Vulpecula, and Cygnus which are located directly above and neighboring the stars represented by the henge-outward face of Avebury Stone #30.

Avebury Stone #30 Henge Inward Face Photo by Andis Kaulins
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Note the "gate" in the background which is the entry point at Avebury Henge when coming from the Alexander Keiller Museum and appurtenant buildings. This is then the first stone that a visitor sees close-up at that entry.


Avebury Stone #30 Henge Inward Face Corresponding Stars in Aquila, Sagitta, Vulpecula, and Cygnus which are located directly above and neighboring the stars represented by the henge-outward face of Avebury Stone #30.

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Avebury Stone #30 Henge Inward Face Side-by-Side with Corresponding Stars in Aquila, Sagitta, Vulpecula, and Cygnus

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There are several human faces figures carved on the stone, one looking left, while the entire henge-inward face of the stone represents a human face with the mouth at the large triangle to the right and the ear as the head of the smaller human face to the left. Bird figures represent Aquila and Cygnus.

Avebury Stone #30 Right Side Corresponding Stars in Aquila, Scutum and top of Sagittarius

The Right Side of Avebury Stone #30 marks stars in Aquila, Scutum and the top of Sagittarius to the right of the stars represented by the henge outward face of Avebury Stone #30.

Avebury Stone #30 Right Side Photograph by Andis Kaulins


Avebury Stone #30 Right Side Corresponding Stars on an Underlying Sky Map made via Starry Night Pro 3.1 astronomy software
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The right side of Avebury Stone #30 marks stars in Aquila, Scutum and Sagittarius to the right of the stars marked on the henge-outward face of Avebury Stone #30. Figures represented are a woman with child (possible an elder below that), at least one large bird for Aquila in the middle, and several other possible human faces, including the entire stone side shape as a human face (looking right).

Avebury Stone #30 Right Side Photograph Shown Side-by-Side with the Corresponding Stars
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The next posting shows a photograph and decipherment of the henge-inward face of Avebury Stone #30.

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
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Below:
Avebury Stone #30 Left Side Shown Side-by-Side
with the Corresponding Stars in Ophiuchus
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The subsequent posting shows a photo of the Right Side of Avebury Stone #30 plus its astronomical decipherment.