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Ancient Solar Observatory at Gnejna Bay beside the Ras il-Pellegrin
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2010, 21:14:57 »



Cape Ras il-Pellegrin - photo by Jonathan Beacon from the book “Limestone isles in a crystal sea”


this photo shows the solar observatory found at Gnejna Bay beside the Ras il-Pellegrin headland. In the image above it is called a landslip on the left hand side.

the photo also shows Malta's Great Fault Line where the Victoria Lines were built along. Is the Fault Line a massive discharge line and that is why there are dike swarms along it? Dike swarms can be found along the top and end of it, at Bingemma Gap, Bahrija Crater and Pembroke and is Qrejten Point part of the Maltese Fault/Discharge Line or is it a seperate event?

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evidence of ancient building material? Maltese Torba or cement/concrete?
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2010, 04:25:23 »

evidence of ancient building material? Maltese Torba or cement/concrete?


malta torba? maltese concrete used during building of temples


on the middle hill (Star Destroyer) in the Maltese Solar Observatory complex there are a number of stone blocks that look to be part of a structure(s) and not just the larger megaliths that line up on the hill.

the stone block you can see here appears to be partly covered with a concrete/cement covering that means stones are attached to the block.


torba or another construction material used in malta


you can see where the torba or whatever possible building material has been used, is covering part of the block. it also appears to be of a similar pale red colour like the material found on the elongate hill top used to mark the progress of the sun during the year.

or is it not a man made building material but something that has happened naturally? turned or concentrated material onto the block and that is why you have the stones found on it?


torba on the island of malta? or ancient concrete/cement?


does this mixture of an ancient form of cement and the stones attached to the block explain why this hill in particular has so many small stones on and around its top? could they be from the disintergrated remains of a structure(s) on the top?

or did some natural Electric Universe disaster hit the structures in the Solar Observatory and blast it to pieces?

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Winter Solstice observation - Malta
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2010, 05:33:52 »
Winter Solstice observation - Malta


The middle hill that looks like a Star Destroyer from Star Wars seems to be the most obvious main site for observing the Winter Solstice on Malta at the Solar Observatory Complex near Dingli Cliffs.

From all over the hill you can observe the setting Winter Solstice sun going down behind the long Solar Observatory tracking hill. Depending on where you are the Winter Solstice sun sets on top or beside various large blocks on that hill. The side of the tracking hill with its stone avenue of megaliths (south end) would appear to be a great natural place when combined with those megaliths.

These photographs were taken a couple of days after the Winter Solstice this year (not that it makes much difference as depending on how old the Solar Observation complex is the sun and the earth would have changed orbit)



Star Destroyer Hill - north side platform


Winter Solstice observation on Malta

On the north side of the Star Destroy rounded hill top is a flat ledge that is very likely to have been constructed to help with observing the sun. In the Winter Solstice the sun sets on top of the tracking hill.


Star Destroyer Hill - stone avenue south side



stone avenue used for solar obsveration on malta? looking away from the setting winter solstice sun




on the south side of the hill top where it joins the flat base where it has been carved from there is a very short stone avenue that seems to line up between the east hill and the tracking hill (perhaps just for the winter solstice?). it may not be lined up between the hills as it could just be used to mark an important position.




setting Winter Solstice sun from an ancient observatory


from this stone avenue when observing the setting Winter Solstice sun there are a couple of ways it could have been used, depending on where you stand and of course where the sun was all those years ago. You would certainly be able to use a variation of the double sunset but where you get a tiny glimpse of the sun and then the next day you do not.



setting winter solstice sun obervatory on Malta
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Winter Solstice Observatory and Horizon Astronomy - Malta
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2010, 06:46:23 »

Winter Solstice Observatory and Horizon Astronomy - Malta


horizon astronomy and observing the winter solstice setting sun


The whole Star Destroyer hill is one of the strangest shaped hills on Malta. The rounded hill top is located on a raised platform that has been carved out very precisely. The flatness, the shape would show that it has been designed like that for a specific reason. It does not appear to be to grow crops. Why that exact height? Is it because it was the ideal height to use Horizon Astronomy when combined with other parts of the Solar Observatory?



horizon astronomy observing the winter solstice

As you walk away from the small stone avenue, along the flat top and towards the sea you come to the front of the Star Destroyer hill that faces the tracking hill. It slope down sharply and just to the south about 20 meters away is the small stone circle or observation marking stones. Above it are a couple of patches of land that have no vegetation on them. Have these recently been cleared or has something happened here?

From the raised platform as walk that way you will see that the Winter Solstice sun is setting on or beside a couple more megalithic stones on the tracking hill. Depending on where you stand of course.



horzion astronomy and the setting sun

If you go to the south edge of the raised platform then the setting Winter Solstice sun does not set behind the tracking hill. So you could not do any horizon astronomy to mark or observe the Winter Solstice.

Is this part of the design of the platform and one of the reasons it is shaped as it is?

Megalithic "stone circle" or markers


ancient horizon astronomy complex - winter solstice

the position of the stone circle or megalithic marker stones at the front base of the Star Destroyer hill does seem to show that they have been positioned in that area for a reason.

from this stone circle you can observe the setting Winter Solstice sun going down on a flat platform on the tracking hill. When you are walking about the tracking hill and down its steep sides this flat area that makes up the platform really stands out. It also has a few megaliths on them that line up with various stone lines. You do wonder why certain megaliths are in those positions and what they were used for. part of their purpose is perhaps to help mark the setting winter solstice sun



ancient horizon astronomy observatory complex - winter solstice


depending on where you stand behind the stone markers in the "circle" you will see the Winter Solstice sun setting in slightly different areas. one of these is on a megalith on the tracker hill. the photo above is very poor but you may be able to see the dark area pointing into the sun



and if you go over to one side of the stones you will will see the setting Winter Solstice sun right on the edge of the tracking hill. again have the stones been placed here for that very reason?

the stone circle is found right on the front edge of the Star Destroyer platform so you can see the top of the East hill also. a perfect little spot.

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Re: ancient Solar Observatories discovered in Malta
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 23:04:47 »
Excellent shots of the solstice.
here's a link that many such comparisons could be made.
All the best for the teenage years of 2011.
http://ancientlights.org/CalendarHouse/
Kevin