The World’s Oldest Observatory

An arrangement of rocks in a secret location in Victoria, Australia is believed to be the world’s oldest observatory—mapping the movement of the sun throughout the year. Not only is it believed to pre-date Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza, this stone arrangement also disproves the belief that Indigenous Australians were purely hunters and gatherers; to track this movement, they would have had to have stayed in the same location for at least a year. The scientists studying the Wurdi Yuang stone arrangement (as it’s called) believe it could be over 11,000 years old, and have been working with Aboriginal elders at the site in order to learn more about their ancestors’ studies and knowledge of the stars. Read more on Australia’s ABC.