WTF Fun Fact – Nabta Playa

The world’s oldest known astronomical site, Nabta Playa, was built in Africa and is 2,000 years older than Stonehenge. Located in the Sahara desert, the 7,000-year-old stone circle was used to track the summer solstice and the arrival of the annual monsoon season. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Nabta Playa: The world’s first astronomical site was built in Africa |


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4 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Nabta Playa”

  1. I’d like to call bullshit on this one…a look up at the sky for rain clouds would have told them the same thing.

  2. Damn, we could have had so much knowledge from these ancient civilizations if the British didn’t flex their gunpowder so much


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