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Moon mysteries of island stones

Moon mysteries of island stones
keywords: neolithic - Scotland
For 6,000 years the eerie standing stones at Callanish on Lewis have intrigued archaeologists and historians.
The monuments, which were erected by Neolithic farming people, are believed to have a special association with the cycle of the moon.

A television programme, to be shown this weekend to coincide with a full moon and also a total eclipse of the moon, will explore the stones’ lunar importance.

Starting at 11:30pm on Saturday, the face of the moon will darken, as the shadow of the Earth passes across its entire lit surface. ...

Read more at Scotsman.com (5 november 2003)