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Probably lots of megalithic monuments had a astronomical meaning and used as calendar and observatory. What doesn't mean this was the only or most important purpose.
There is written a lot of nonsense about Stonehenge, but many researchers are
convinced it was used as observatory for Sun and Moon.
The American researcher and author Paul D. Burley gives a relation between
the Station Stones and Orion.
Brú na Bóinne
Brú na Bóinne - Ireland (+- 3200 B.C.)
Loughcrew - Ireland (4000 B.C. to 2800 B.C.)
A video showing the up-lighted stone during equinox:
Another 'tunnel' in Loughcrew, 'Cairn-L' catches the sunlight around November 8 and February 4. On these days a monolith in the chamber is enlightened. (This monolith is marked whit an arrow on following picture)
Megaliths in Carnac (France)
Professor Thom considers the alignments in Carnac as a complex observatory.
His conclusions are difficult to understand and disputable. Sceptic people argument
many stones in the alignments are disappeared or removed.
Other megalithic observatories:
A list including all megalithic observatories can be very long, including doubtful examples.
Some examples whit a almost sure astronomical alignment:
Bryn Celly Ddu - Wales
For pictures and information (in Dutch) about sites above* : See in Belgian