PART 2 THE PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF THE TEMPLE OF EARTH
PART 2 THE PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF THE TEMPLE OF EARTH
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 2
The find is located on the southern-south-western slope of the mountain situated to the north of the place called “la Fontaine de la Amour”
It is a figure of a lying woman eight meters long that is composed of the corpus with no legs and no head. It is put with its head downwards on a quite small slant of the southern slope. On the figure there are visible places of the stone that was shaped by hand. They are situated in three places that refer to fertility and in the place where the neck of the figure was exposed by hand.
Photo 1 The picture of the whole figure.
Photo 2 The picture of the head.
Photo 3 The picture of the neck of the figure.
Photo 4 The picture of the first place of fertility.
Photo 5 The picture of the second place of fertility.
Photo 6 The picture of the third place of fertility.
The appearance and the location of the figure in relation to the site no 1 and to the site no 2 makes an impression that it is a mythical figure of “Mother of Earth”.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 3
The find is located on the southern-south-eastern slope of the mountain situated to the north of the place called “la Fontaine de la Amour”
It is a flat rock that has two hollows situated to each other in a characteristic way and above one of them there runs a rift in the rock in such a way that together they create a picture of an animal of the size of a big wild boar that is lying on the right side. A smaller hollow situated on the left side has a small hole in the rock in the place that corresponds to the nose of the lying animal. In the right bottom area of the bigger hollow there are holes in the rock of which the localisation is in agreement with the place of the location of the reproductive organs of a lying animal. Between these hollows there is a hole where there should be a place of piercing the heart through the groin of the wild boar.
The size diagonals of this rock are;-
It is situated among a number of other big stones which closely adjoin each other but it itself has around itself a space of a few meters that is free of stones.
Photo 1 A general view of the rock
Photo 2 A view of the picture of the hollows and holes in the rock.
The appearance and location of the rock in relation to the figure of the lying woman and also in relation to the site no 1 makes an impression that it could be a sacrificial altar of the “white wild boar”
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 4
In the middle of the two places of cult, the figure of the lying woman and the “altar of a white wild boar” on the northern slope of the same mountain there is an entrance to the cave which has a rock that is marked in a specific way. There are five hand-made hollows visible here situated horizontally along the rock overhang which covers the entrance. There are three sculptures visible here above the pits also lying horizontally which depict canes similar to the picture of the cane of the Egyptian God Thoth. On the left side of the rock overhang there is a sculptured picture composed of a few lines that are situated to each other at an angle.
Photo 1 The picture of the entrance to the cave and of the left side of the overhang.
Photo 2 The picture of the right side of the overhang.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 5
On the terrain that surrounds the peak of the mountain on which there are situated the sites 2,3 and 4 there are the remains of small walls. Their semicircular shape and most of all the segments of the small wall that lie along the slope (these could not serve as the ground dam) suggests that these are the remains of stone circles that existed here.
Photo 1 The pictures of the existing segments of the small walls of stones.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 6
On the south/western slope in its bottom part, of the same mountain on which there lie the sites 2,3,4 and 5 there is a mountain with a cut circle with the diameter of 110cm. The axis of this circle is directed in the direction of the lying figure of a woman.
Photo 1 The picture of the circle.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 7
On the other side of Rennes les Bains in the western direction from the mountain with the five sites, on the south/eastern slope there lies a rock with characteristic, hand-made cuts. The picture of the rock as well as of these cuts suggests that they could serve as the means for fastening the mirror from the polished metal. The rock is situated in such a way that if the mirror was overhung on it it would lighten the entrance to the cave described on the site 4 by means of the light reflected from the sunbeams.
Photo The picture of a characteristic appearance of the rock and of the cut that served for the fastening of the mirror.
Photo 2 The picture of the cuts that could serve for the establishment of the position of the mirror.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 8
The rock that lies to the east of the site no 1 in the distance of about 60m has an oval “seat” with the cuts visible inside. The hewn out line that is running along this seat is directed to the site no 2 that lies on the other side of the valley of Rennes les Bains.
Photo 1 The picture of the seat.
Photo 1 The picture of the rock with the oval hand-hewn in the rock seat.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 9
The rocks on this site that lies about 70m to the south/east of the site no 1 have such an appearance as if the ridge of the rock was hewn out in this place. On the rock of which the position in relation to the ridge is lowered two hand-made seats are visible. Taking into consideration the seats that exist on the tops of the standing and lying forms of rocks on the site no 1 one may assume that the two seats that are being described on this site could serve as the fastening of the prisms of light which correlate with the prisms on the site no 1.
Photo 1 The picture of a hand-made seat.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE NO 10
This site is situated a few hundred meters to the north of the site no 1. On the rock slanted a few meters from the ridge there is a hand-made seat visible which in the context to the sites that are already known may serve for the fastening of the next prism of light.
Photo 1 The picture of the seat on the rock
In conclusion to the above descriptions of the state of things that exists on the sites that were discovered by us and in relation to the existing references about the mythical Temple of Earth of the druids one may assume that this archaeological complex is its composition.
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