Die Kreisgrabenanlage von Goseck (auch ''Sonnenobservatorium von Goseck'') ist eine jungsteinzeitliche Ringgrabenanlage am nordwestlichen Ortsrand von Goseck (Burgenlandkreis) in Sachsen-Anhalt. Sie wurde 1991 bei einem Erkundungsflug durch den Luftbildarchäologen Otto Braasch zufällig entdeckt. Die vor etwa 7
The Goseck circle is a Neolithic structure in Goseck in the Burgenlandkreis district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It consists of a set of concentric ditches 75 metres (246 feet) across and two palisade rings containing gates in defined places. It is considered the earliest sun observatory currently known in the world. Interpretations of the ring suggest that European Neolithic and Bronze Age people measured the heavens far earlier and more accurately than historians have thought. The site was made public in August 2003. German media have called the site "German Stonehenge," although the use of the term henge for structures outside Britain and Ireland is disputed and it apparently has no earth bank.
The circle at Goseck is one of more than 250 ring-ditches in Germany, Austria and Croatia identified by aerial surveys, though archaeologists have investigated barely 10% of them. Goloring near Koblenz in western Germany is a similar, if later, example. Previously archaeologists thought that the enclosures might have been fortifications and were puzzled by the fact that there was no sign of buildings inside the circles.
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