Wednesday, October 17, 2007
A few months ago we traveled north to Fort Mountain State Park to see the mysterious stone wall on top of the mountain. In the pictures you can see a view from the mountain, the path leading to the stone wall, and two pictures of the wall. That path may look like an easy climb but it certainly was not! The following information comes from ngeorgia.com
Enigmatic. Puzzling. Mysterious. These words are frequently used to explain a nondescript stone wall at the top of a mountain in Georgia. The wall runs 855 feet and varies in height from two to six feet. When built, it was probably significantly taller. Why was it built? Who built it? When was it built? These are the questions puzzled researchers ask.
Currently, most scholars believe that the wall originated about 500A.D. and has a religious purpose. Many early cultures built structures related to astronomical events. In this case the wall runs east to west around a precipice. The effect is that the sun illuminates one side of the wall at sunrise and on the other side at sunset. Native American cultures worshipped the sun and all things in nature. The absence of religious artifacts supports this theory since it was common practice for Native Americans to take ceremonial objects with them when they moved.
I love theme days so I thought I'd try a day just for pictures of the sky. This could include sunsets, the moon, planes, clouds and even superman if you can find him! If anyone is interested in posting a picture of the sky on Fridays let me know and I'll make a blog list on my side bar.