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A star map on earth

The starry sky above Westphalia (in the constellation of around 5000 years ago)

If around 5000 years ago, the holy places of worship in Westphalia had lit up bonfires at night, they would have been seen from the sky and looked like this on a map. The picture shows a map (created using Google Maps), in which are seen the 17 constellations that Wolfgang Thiele (†2006) found to have been assigned to the old churches of Westphalia around 1300. They represent the image of the northern sky around 5000 years ago. Continue reading »