Nabta Playa and the Ancient Astronomers of the Nubian Desert
Nabta Playa is a remarkable site composed of
hundreds of prehistoric tumuli, stelae, and megalithic structures located in
the Nubian Desert of southern Egypt. They are the result of an advanced urban
community that arose approximately 11,000 years ago, and left behind a huge
assembly of stones, which have been labelled by scientists as the oldest known
astronomical alignments of megaliths in the world.