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This image showcases the element of groups. Located inside the EUC, these vertical pannels draw the eye up to the circle ceiling (image above). The wood panels create harmony through the blend of different wood shades.
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**Purpose-the purpose of Nabta Playa was to structure time around the seasons. It has been compared to the famous Stonehenge but on a much smaller scale.
**Dimensions-Nabta Playa has been estimated to be 4 meters in diameter. The structure of the site is made up of stones arranged north-south and the other set is arranged northeast-southwest. As seen on the picture on the right, the stones are slender, standing straight up, and arranged in a circlular shape.
**Habitation-Numerous animal carcases have been found on Nabta Playa. From this discovery, researchers have concluded that cattle-raising must have been a large form of making money back in 6000 BCE. Priests, along with their families, have also been said to live here. This was a common place for nomadic groups to live.
Gobekli Tepe, Turkey>>>>>
**Purpose-The purpose of Gobekli Tepe was to serve as a temple. When the settlers of this site left, they covered the temples with rock and soil burying it to leave no trace of anything
**Dimensions-Also composed of a circular structure, Gobekli Tepe is made up of monolithic pillars of limestone estimating to be 3 meters high. These pillars have meticulous carvings of various animals, showing the inhabitants eye for detail.
Both are ritual centers that served a specific purpose at that time. What is interesting is that both are structured in the form of a circle.