“In the same year that the African steel-machine was discovered, another team of American scientists — Lynch and Robbins of Michigan State — uncovered an astronomical observatory in Kenya. It was dated 300 years before Christ and was found on the edge of Lake Turkana. It was the ruins of an African Stonehenge, with huge pillars of basalt like the stumps of petrified trees lying at angles in the ground. The place had an awesome-sounding name, Na-mo-ra-tu-nga, which, in the Turkana language, means ‘the stone people.’ Not far away the scientists had found stones like these but they were merely standing in circles around graves. They were probably just ceremonial slabs of stone marking the sites of ancestors. But the huge stone pillars at Namoratunga II were different. These — there were 19 of them — were arranged in rows and set down at such angles that the sense of an order, precise and significant, immediately struck the observers. Lynch and Robbins knew that modern Cushites in Eastern Africa had a calendar based on the rising of certain stars and constellations. If this were true, they would have before them the keystone of the system, the prehistoric beginnings, in fact, of one of the most accurate of pre-Christian calendars.”


Source: Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. Blacks In Science: Ancient and Modern. pg. 10. 1983; for more information, go to http://www.messagetoeagle.com/namoratunga-people-of-stone-and-ancient-astronomical-observatory/.


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