2015 Summer Solstice Update

The site looking towards the sunrise chamber, June 2, 2015
The site looking towards the sunrise chamber, June 2, 2015

On Sunday morning [June 21, 2015] about a dozen subscribers were determined to rise early to witness the summer solstice at Belfast—best known for its petroglyphs. However, it is known internationally among those in archeoastronomy field. Upon our arrival, were a group of three from San Francisco who had the same intentions.

sunrise chamber
The sunrise chamber.

Amazingly, its discovery as an ancient solar observatory is of recent origin. It was Professor Robert Connick and his wife, Dr. Frances Connick that were the first to observe and report about this unique event back in the 1980s. Among their other discoveries are the petroglyphs at Winnemucca Lake, considered to be some of the oldest in North America.

Another view in the Sunrise Chamber
Another view in the Sunrise Chamber

What has captured the attention of many in this field is that the glyphs depicted are strikingly similar to ancient Chinese symbols as well as that of the Aztecs.

Peering through the roof of the sunrise chamber
Peering through the roof of the sunrise chamber

If you like to learn more, you can subscribe for as little as five dollars month to receive John Rudolph’s paper on this topic, as well as partake in future tours.

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