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Antequera solar calendar


The Antequera solar Observatory


On a vacation 2016 when we traveled by bus in south Spain we came to Antequera, there was an park with megalith tombs, but also an astronomical calendar, a solar observatory.

Antequera observatory

The entrance to the megalith tomb park, this was our main goal to visit Antequera.

Antequera observatory

Beside the megalith tombs was this little park. We didn't see what it was in the beginning.

Antequera observatory

A closer look and we understand, a solar calendar. Not as famous as Stonehenge but still very exiting for us.

Antequera observatory

On the left there was a profile of the horizon and the summer, spring/autumn and winter solstice marked along the line.

Antequera observatory

Summer solstice, ORTO 21 JUNIO to read.

Antequera observatory

A compas in the ground with the information:

ALTURA 462.90m

LATITUD 37o 1.24

LONGITUD 4o 32.52


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Antequera observatory

Solar clock.

Antequera observatory

A solar clock need sunshine to work, today it was broken!

Antequera observatory

With this device it was possibly to see which Month, but must be read when the sun is at it's highest point of the day.

Antequera observatory

June, April, March, February, January and December

Follow this link if you want to know more about the park and also the megalith tombs:

http://www.andalucia.com/ antequera/dolmens-de-menga.htm


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