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VEIL and LACEWORK NEBULA
This location was quite difficult to decipher
since we were looking for normal stars
but as it turns out,
the ancients were marking a brilliant nova,
which must have been much brighter
than now 5000 years ago.
Astronomers date the nova
- now nebula NGC 6960 -
to ca. 8000 to 5000 BC
and it is still
one of the most breathtaking objects in the heavens
though no longer visible to the naked eye.
It is known as the Veil Nebula viz. Lacework Nebula
and its appearance explains the name
"Maiden's Bower" for this location.
A "bower" was a woman's "private room
in a medieval castle,
a boudoir, a shaded leafy recess",
i.e. in ancient times a veil of sorts,
which this nebula resembles.
This is a unique heavenly object with a number of stars around the head
of the nebula and this corresponds to Maiden Bower.
First-time users please read
Page thoroughly for understanding.
the Maiden Bower
as well as
the Royston Stone and Cave
would appear to mark the astronomical
in the constellation Cygnus.
It is astronomically known as
a gigantic nebula
that may have shined
in the Neolithic era,
as a supernova exploded
at that location in the sky
ca. 8000 to 5000 years ago
of which the nebula is a remnant.
the Icknield Way
the Milky Way.
The Colchester Dykes
the line of the Solstices
ca. 5000 years ago.
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