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Map of France - Megaliths of FRANCE deciphered

This map shows an astronomical overview of megalithic sites in France.
First-time users please read the Index Page thoroughly for understanding.

Megaliths France Deciphered

France in the modern era is divided into 22 regions and 95 specifically numbered departments
(these are like counties and the number of the department appears, for example, on the license plates of automobiles).

The regions and their departments (plus number) are listed below, based on the France Michelin Atlas Routier et Touristique 2000 (see also and CRWflags).

Given below are also the nearly corresponding stellar constellations in the ancient Neolithic survey of France according to our decipherment of the megalithic sites of France. Brackets [...] show the divergent English term or spelling. The decipherment of the megaliths of France is by Andis Kaulins.

(Bas-Rhin - 67, Haut-Rhin - 68) - The Bucket of Aquarius
In ancient days, Alsace and Lorraine clearly belonged to France
according to the megalithic astronomical survey.

(Dordogne - 24, Gironde - 33, Landes - 40, Lot-et-Garonne - 47, Pyrénées-Atlantiques - 64) - Leo, Hydra

(Allier - 03, Cantal - 15, Haute-Loire - 43, Puy-de-Dôme - 63) - Gemini

(Côte-d'Or - 21, Nièvre - 58, Saône-et-Loire - 71, Yonne - 89) - Perseus

(Côtes-d'Armor - 22, Finistère - 29, Ille-et-Vilaine - 35, Morbihan - 56) - Scorpio, Serpens Caput, Ophiuchus, Serpens Cauda
In Brittany, Carnac marks
Libra (Menat, Menac)
and is a planisphere (sky map) unto itself

This is the Central Loire Valley
(Cher - 18, Eure-et-Loir - 28, Indre - 36, Indre-et-Loire - 37, Loir-et-Cher - 41, Loiret - 45) - North Celestial Pole (pole star)

(Ardennes - 08, Aube - 10, Marne - 51, Haute-Marne - 52)
Cepheus, Cassiopeia

(Corse-du-Sud - 2A, Haute-Corse - 2B)
In ancient days, Corsica clearly belonged to Italy according to the megalithic astronomical survey and there represented the North Ecliptic Pole for the survey of Italy, Corsica, Sardinia and Malta
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(Doubs - 25, Jura - 39, Haute-Saône - 70, Territoire-de-Belfort - 90)
Andromeda, Aries

(Ville de Paris - 75, Seine-et-Marne - 77, Yvelines - 78, Essonne - 91, Hauts-de-Seine - 92, Seine-Saint-Denis - 93, Val-de-Marne - 94,
Val-d'Oise - 95) - North Ecliptic Pole (center of precessional heaven)

(Aude - 11, Gard - 30, Hérault - 34, Lozère - 48,
Pyrénées-Orientales - 66) - Canis Major, Lepus, Columba

(Corrèze - 19, Creuse - 23, Haute-Vienne - 87) - Cancer, Leo Minor

(Meurthe-et-Moselle - 54, Meuse - 55, Moselle - 57, Vosges - 88)
Pegasus (the Great Square)

(Ariège - 09, Aveyron - 12, Haute-Garonne - 31, Gers - 32, Lot - 46, Hautes-Pyrénées - 65, Tarn - 81, Tarn-et-Garonne - 82)
Middle of the Milky Way at the Hole to the left of Canis Major

(Nord - 59, Pas-de-Calais - 62) - Aquila, Sagitta

(Calvados - 14, Manche - 50, Orne - 61) - Hercules

(Eure - 27, Seine-Maritime - 76) - Hercules

(Loire-Atlantique - 44, Maine-et-Loire - 49, Mayenne - 53,
Sarthe - 72, Vendée - 85) - Boötes, Corona Borealis, Virgo

(Aisne - 02, Oise - 60, Somme - 80) - Cygnus

(Charente - 16, Charente-Maritime - 17, Deux-Sèvres - 79, Vienne - 86)
Virgo, Coma Berenices, Ursa Major

(Alpes-de-Haute-Provence - 04, Hautes-Alpes - 05, Alpes-Maritimes - 06, Bouches-du-Rhône - 13, Var - 83, Vaucluse - 84) - Caelum, Eridanus

(Ain - 01, Ardèche - 07, Drôme - 26, Isère - 38, Loire - 42,
Rhône - 69, Savoie - 73, Haute-Savoie - 74)
Auriga, Orion, Taurus, Pleiades

In ancient megalithic days,
the Channel Islands belonged to France according to the astronomical survey.

(Guernsey, Jersey, Sark, Alderney) - Sagittarius

Below is a list of the main megalithic sites in France as listed on the decipherment map, together with their astronomical comparables:

Mount Bego - line of the Vernal Equinox ca. 3117 BC

Provence - French Riviera - Draguignan - Eridanus

Queyras - Taurus - Chateau-Ville-Vieille - red megalith - Aldebaran

Counozouls - Roussillon - Sirius - Canis Major

Clermont-L-'Hérault - Dolmen Pouget - Languedoc - Lepus - Columba

Aquitaine - Bordeaux - St. Emilion - Hydra - (Lascaux - Leo)

Midi Pyrenees - Tarn - Rouussayrolles - Middle of the Milky Way

Ardeche - Orion - Chauvet Pont-d'Arc (Planisphere, Milky Way)

Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand - Riom - Gemini

Limousin - Limoges - Cancer - Leo Minor

Lyon - Lugdunum - Lugh - Auriga

Mont Blanc - Bourg St. Maurice - Simandre-sur-Suran - Pleiades

Western Loire - Vendée - Pierre-Qui-Vire - Virgo - Boötes - La Bretellière

Poitou Charentes - Poitiers - Saumur - Ursa Major

Central Loire Valley - Camelopardalis - Orleans - North Celestial Pole

Burgundy - Dijon - Couches - Perseus

Franche Comte - Besancon - Aries - Andromeda

Alsace - Strasbourg - Sainte-Odile (Mont) - Aquarius

Lorraine - Metz - Nancy - Pegasus

Chalons-sur-Marne - Champagne - Cassiopeia

Ardenne - Reims - Congy - Cepheus

Paris - Ile de France - North Ecliptic Pole

Chartres (site of the North Celestial Pole thousands of years previous to 3117 BC)

Carnac - Libra (part of the ancient constellation Menat with Boötes above it)

Brittany - Scorpio Serpens Cauda Caput Ophiuchus Libra Boötes

Channel Islands - Guernsey - Jersey - Sark - Sagittarius

Normandy - Neaufles-Auvergny - Hercules

Picardy - Amiens - Boubiers - Oise - Cygnus

Pas de Calais - Lille - Arras - Aquila

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