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Parque Arqueológico do Solstício in Brazil. Source: topensandoemviajar.

Deforestation Uncovers Ancient Megaliths in Brazilian Jungle (Video)

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In the heart of Brazil's dense jungle, a remarkable discovery has emerged from the depths of history - a 'Stonehenge' hidden in the remote region of Calcoene. These mysterious megaliths, believed to be over a thousand years old, were unveiled, quite unexpectedly, on a cattle ranch exposed by deforestation. This astonishing revelation offers a fresh perspective on the ancient indigenous communities that once thrived within the Amazon rainforest. While the purpose of this stone arrangement is still the subject of speculation, scholars are leaning towards its use in astronomy.

Much like the famous Stonehenge in England, these massive stones could have served as an intricate celestial calendar, helping ancient Amazonians track celestial events such as solstices and equinoxes. The existence of this stone circle prompts us to reconsider the capabilities and knowledge of indigenous Amazonian peoples from centuries past. It challenges the misconception that their societies were devoid of advanced scientific understanding. As we piece together the puzzle of these megaliths, we gain deeper insights into the rich history and cultural achievements of the Amazon's original inhabitants.

Top image: Parque Arqueológico do Solstício in Brazil. Source: topensandoemviajar.

By Robbie Mitchell

 
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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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