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53 w w w . o h i o h a s i t . c o m O U T D O O R S NEWARK EARTHWORKS HEATH Built by the ancient Hopewell culture between 100 B.C. and A.D. 500, the Newark Earthworks remains an architectural wonder and a mys- tery in central Ohio. One theory is that the Hopewell Indians built the earthworks for astronomical accuracy. e earthworks are aligned to the moon's cycle, the solstices and other lunar events. Groups can receive an introduction to this phenomenon by visiting the nearby Great Circle Museum, where a video explains the signifi cance of the site. e museum houses a timeline of Ohio's ancient cultures and tells why Native Americans regard the Newark Earthworks as a sacred site. e exhibit also details how the earthworks align with the rising and setting of the moon. " roughout the year, special events take place around the lunar cal- endar, with guided tours focusing on diff erent aspects of the complex," said spokesperson for the Ohio History Connection Emmy Beach. "At other times, self-guided tours explore these geometric earthen enclo- sures, which are the some of the most spectacular in the world." Originally, the earthworks encompassed more than four square miles. Today, visitors can see the Great Circle Earthworks, which encloses 50 acres with eight walls. Courtesy Ohio History Connection Great Circle Museum Newark Earthworks Experience The Power of Dreams Through Honda's History of Innovation. Visit HondaHeritageCenter.com for Reservations and Information | Marysville, Ohio | 937.644.6888

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