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Solar alignments at Petra

9 March 2014

At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/astronomy-and-lands… … a monastery at Petra in Jordan is aligned to the winter Sun, which illuminates the position of a deity. At that same moment in time the silhouette of a mountain opposite, displays the shape of the head of a lion (or an outline resembling a lion). The Sun influenced the orientations of the Nabateans – who were extent in first century BC and first century AD.

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