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Pranhartsberg 1

Pranhartsberg 1

The south-eastern entrance indeed appears to be oriented towards sunrise on the winter crossquarter days (begin of November and begin of February), while the radial ditches along the earth bridge of the opposing north-western entrance appear to point towards summer crossquarter days (early May/August) on the left side, and summer solstice sunset (or, with the observer position a few steps off-center, towards northern major lunar standstill moonset) on the right side. The southwestern entrance may then be oriented towards southernmost moonset (“Major Lunar Standstill”), but the opposing entrance towards northeast does not show any meaningful astronomical explanation. Once again, those two entrances appear rather connected to the terrain slope as can be shown on most other sites. Apparently, also on this site systematic or ritual solar observation did not play the important role suspected at project begin, and the entrances mentioned first are just chance alignments created by the formation of entrances along the contour lines.

 

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