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SUMMARY - Like ancient people everywhere, Africans wondered at the sky and struggled to make sense of it. Evidence that they did so with creativity and intelligence has been slow to permeate academic studies of archeoastronomy and wider public understanding. This evidence is not just in myths and calendars, but in ancient megalith observatories. Two are known, Nabta in southern Egypt that predated the famous site at Stonehenge and other European megaliths, and Ng'amoritung'a on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya where the logic of a 2000 year old calendar predates any European influence. Other such artifacts undoubtedly await discovery. This site is an introduction to the astronomy of ancient Africa.

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