The Stonehenge of Ancient Egypt

Far out in the desolate sands of the Nubian desert in Egypt, lie the ruins of an ancient stone circle of unimaginable age. Who built it and why?

Nabta Playa, as the area is now called, is not easy to reach. In fact, its remoteness is one of the reasons that it took so long to discover. The reasons for locating a stone circle in the middle of the sand sound nuts until one considers the tremendous age of the…