Rujm el-Hiri in the Golan Heights was created between 3000 B.C.E and 2700 B.C.E by stacking 42,000 relatively small basalt stones in piles up to 6 feet tall. The entrance to the circle opens on sunrise of the summer solstice, while other notches in the walls indicate the spring and fall equinoxes. A burial mound (tumulus) in the center is also oriented toward the summer solstice sunrise.
The burial chamber is higher than the rest of the stones, piled up to 15 feet tall.
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