Thursday, June 16, 2011

2000 Year Old Sun Temple (Henge) Discovered in Fort Wayne, Indiana

2000-Year-Old Indo-European Earthen Sun Temple Discovered in Indiana



The History of Allen County, Indiana 1880
    
Descending the St. Joseph on the east, to the farm of Peter Notestine, one of the oldest settlers, we find a circular “fort” or earthwork, situated in the bend of the river... it has been plowed over for nearly thirty years and has lost much of its outlines. Many relics have been found here, and when newly plowed, numerous fragments of pottery, flints, and stone implements are yet found in and around its site. A large pipe of pottery was found here some years since. The bowl and stem are molded in one piece and the end of the stem has been flattened by the fingers while plastic to form a mouthpiece.


 Looking through the gateway of the henge that breeches the interior ditch.  The gateway is aligned to either the Equinox (March 22, September 22) or Beltane (May 1) sunrise. The outer wall has disappeared from years of farming.

   The pipe that was found at this site is diagnostic of the Point Peninsula Iroquois that would date this henge from 200 B.C. - 200 A.D.  The Point Peninsula Iroquois were heavily influenced by the Adena (Indo-European) in the Ohio Valley.  

  The henge in Fort Wayne is a smaller version of the henges that are found in the State of Indiana in Anderson at Mounds State Park, Cambridge City, New Castle and Strawtown.  There were several of these smaller henges that were recorded in the State in Delaware County and also Henry County, on the south side of New Castle. In all three locations they were singular.




Singular henge located in New Castle, Indiana is the same size as in Allen County.  The New Castle henge has a gateway that is aligned to the summer solstice sunrise.


    The henge is also featured in the most comprehensive travel guide to the burial mounds and earthworks in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan with 222 burial mounds and earthworks photographed and directions provided in The Nephilim Chronicles; A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley.