OPEN HOUSE AT OCTAGON EARTHWORKS – MONDAY JUNE 1ST


OPEN HOUSE AT OCTAGON EARTHWORKS – MONDAY JUNE 1ST


Join us for an open house at the Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio — the next to the last of four events this year when golf is suspended and the public gets full access to the site.

Guided tours will be available from 10:30 to 1:30, but the site is open from dawn to dusk.

The Octagon Earthworks are one part of the monumental Newark Earthworks, built by the Hopewell culture between 100 BC and AD 400.

The embankments at the octagon are aligned to the rising and setting of the moon encoding the entire 18.6-year-long lunar cycle in its architecture.
 
Come and walk where these ancient American Indians built one of their most magnificent ceremonial centers!
 
For more information, go to http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/c08/octagon.shtml
 
If you miss this open house, the next and last event for 2009 will be on Sunday October 18th.
 
I will hope to see you there!

Posted May 28, 2009
Topics: Archaeology

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