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‘Golden Hours’?…

Dumfries and Galloway, Friday, 28th October, 2022…

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What this monument most resembles, perhaps,

is a spindle or spinning wheel,

minus its wheel.

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Perhaps its wheel is the sun

in which case Galdus

should be Gildus and may have been

a Scottish queen rather than a Scottish king…

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There was once a wheel, though,

inscribed on one of the stones

and now housed for ‘safe-keeping’

in the National Museum of Scotland.

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It was not too dissimilar to the one at the previous site.

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Such carvings are usually described as ‘cup-and-ring’ marks,

or ‘cup-and-ring spirals, and they are legion on megalithic stones.

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All of which suggests that these sites

were originally constructed to greet the rising sun.

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And why not?

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