There is a huge and obscure circle located near Goseck in Germany. The circle, placed in a wheat field, is the oldest observatory in the world. Scientists believe it is 7000 years old which means it is older than the wheel. In addition, the Goseck observatory is much bigger than Stonehenge. Unfortunately, archaeologists don’t know who had built it.
The 246 ft wide circle was first noticed by an airplane. The observatory used to have four circles and three gates directed north, southwest and southeast. There are numerous similar circles throughout Europe but the one found in Goseck is the largest, the best preserved and the oldest one discovered by scientists.
The circle, together with a bronze disc found about 15 miles away from the observatory, show that the people who built them had studied the outer space and knew a lot about it. According to scientists the ancient people managed to create quite a realistic representation of the sky despite some of their misconceptions and inaccurate beliefs.
Another interesting fact about the observatory is that during excavations scientists have found decapitated oxen skulls as well as two skeletons of humans that had been cleaned of all flesh before their burial. It is unknown whether this is a sign of human sacrifices or some kind of unknown funeral rituals. However, the presence of skeletons suggests the place had been a temple.