Excerpted from The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar
by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S & N.W. Barker
...The recognition of cyclical patterns in the movements of heavenly body inspired the ancients to create massive stone monuments that served as both temples and calendars to mark the seasons, solstices, equinoxes, new and full moons, solar and lunar eclipses, and more.
Many people are aware of the archaeoastronomical alignments of the temple site at Stonehenge in England, while myriad more such discoveries have been made in numerous places in Europe, south America and elsewhere around the world....