The Henges Of Orion At Thornborough, England
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It has been suggested that the three Henges at Thornborough were constructed so as to imitate the three stars of Orion's belt. (4) Should this be the case, then one has to question if other triple circles/Henges in Britain may have also been constructed for the same purpose.
The first major monument on the site was built around 3,500 BC. This was a 1.2 km long processional way, aligned so its western end pointed towards the mid-winter setting of Orion. This also meant the eastern end aligned to the midsummer solstice.
Then, around 3000 BC, when the three Henges at Thornborough were constructed, they appear to have been deliberately laid out to mirror Orion’s Belt. Not only this, but their southern entrances framed the rising of the bright star, Sirius, which in turn meant their axis aligned on the midwinter solstice.
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