Karnataka StoneHenge at Byse, Hosanagara

Stonehenge like structure has been found in Karnataka that dates back to 1000BC. The whole set of monolithes confirm to being used for astronomical purposes.
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1) Some interesting archeological facts still under study in Karnataka related to BharataVarsha's ancient civilization.
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2) Stonehenge like structures unearthed in Karimane village, Shivamogga district, #Karnataka. The village is 5kms from Bidanur Fort.
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3) Stonehenge like structures are spread across 10acre land in circular fashion. Close to 40 menhirs of various heights found #Karnataka
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4) The stonehenge like stones are inclined at angles ranging from 30deg to 70deg each varying in height from 2ft to 20ft #Karimane #Shimoga
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5) Estimated time period of these stonehenge like stones date back to 1000BC. All evidence lead to them being used for astronomical studies
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6) Carbon dating project of these stonehenge resembling stones taken up by IISc and Manipal university. #Karimane #Shimoga #Karnataka
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7) Few villagers claim that these stones, during Maharaja's rule were used for tying elephants. "Kari" in Kannada=elephant. Hence Karimane
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10) Megalithic site in Byse near Hosnagara, #Karnataka shows strong case for considering it to be an astronomically aligned site
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11) This is the first ever direct evidence of a megalithic site in the Indian subcontinent with strong astronomical association.
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12) Large megalithic stone structures was created by man since Neolithic times for sepulchral/non-sepulchral purposes, including astronomy
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13) Megalithic culture in India is rich with sepulchral structures
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14) Apart from solstice sightlines there seem to be specific markers for the setting points of important stars. #Byse #Hosanagara #Karnataka
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15) Unique feature of observatory in Byse compared to European one is they do not have central location from which observations can be made.
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16) They involve multiple sightlines with shadows of several stones falling on another marking stone during days of astronomical importance
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17) Megaliths in southern India are believed to have been erected during Iron Age (1200 BC – 500 BC)
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18) Though practice may have originated in the Neolithic period (3000 BC – 1200 BC) & continued into Early Historic Period (500 BC – 500 AD)
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19) Several of these monuments are constructed using large stones, but there are adaptations such as chambers carved in soft rock
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20) Nilaskal Byana (field with standing stones) is a small, flat clearing in Byse village (13° 49’ 45”N, 75° 00’ 43”E) Hosanagara Karnataka.
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21) Byse site was reported in 1975 as containing several menhirs (single standing stones) arranged in no particular pattern
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21) Byse was surveyed between 2007 and 2010. The site consists of 26 menhirs of which 13 are still standing. #Karnataka Stonehenge site.
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22) The largest standing menhir is 3.6 m tall 1.6 m wide and 25cm thick. #Byse #Hosanagara #KarnatakaStonehenge
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23) They are in two clusters in an area roughly 60 m x 60 m, though 23 of the 26 menhirs are in an area 30 m (E-W) x 60 m (N-S). #Byse
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23) Studies have been done on layout of 26 menhirs for alignments of 2 or more stones to sunrise/sunset points on horizon for both solstices
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24) Total 19solstitial alignments obtained assuming angular error of 2.5deg expecting 10 sightlines to align to any 5deg interval on horizon
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