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Stonehedge 12-22-15

Well, a friend told me solstice was technically just before 10 Pacific time last night, and this is one letter off, but you should celebrate solstice for a full 24 hours, like a holiday, right?

Washington State actually has a Stonehenge at Maryhill near the Columbia Gorge. The Sam Hill built it nearly a century ago and is buried nearby. He intended it as a World War I memorial.

Maryhill Stonehenge

I did not have time to run to that Stonehenge at lunch, only Stonehedge.

Learn more about the dozen or so celestial events Stonehenge is tuned into and more of its amazing intricacies here.

Stonehenge

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From Wikipedia

From Wikipedia

Zahi Hawass has been sending out press releases regularly this week. He claims that the state of Egyptian antiquities and archaeological sites is better than some in the international media are reporting. He has posted some interesting photos on his website, http://www.drhawass.com/.

The state of the government in Egypt is certainly in a more precarious position than its treasures. I am flummoxed as to where our leaders are getting the idea that asking President Mubarak to step down will result in democracy. There is no organized effort, no group there strong enough to sustain a real democracy. (more…)

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Antikythera Mechanism. From Wikipedia.

Antikythera Mechanism. From Wikipedia.

This is just too cool not to reblog.

In 1901, the world’s first known analog computer was recovered from a Greek shipwreck. It wasn’t until 2006 that scientists realized what it actually was. I remember the shock waves that epiphany created. (more…)

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