Built in 2500 BC, the Clava Cairns, like Stonehenge, is another location deeply related to the movements of the sun, the moon and the stars. Part of a larger landscape of similar buildings, there are three separate Cairns in this location. They are thought to be dedicated to a King, his Queen and their Prince son. The Father and sons cairns are very similar. They are both unfinished circles with a small passageway to the middle. The Queens cairn, is a complete circle without the passage.
This passage faces out towards the midwinter sun. It seems people were fascinated with the sun in this part of the world at this time. There are many other indications of astronomical curiosities all around the world within this period. Stonehenge is dated at 2500 BC, right around this time. The pyramids in Egypt are thought to be built around this time as well. The pyramids are built to be aligned with the stars.
Hugging this very special stone, will realign your body and mind with the universe!
Railway viaduct and landscape leaving the Cairns.