Kokino is in the far northeast of Macedonia, just 43 miles (70km) from the capital Skopje. It’s believed to be the holy site of the Kokino civilization, dating back to the end of the Bronze Age (around 3800BC). It is the fourth oldest in the world, after Abu Simbel, Stonehenge, and Angkor Wat.
Sitting at 3300 feet (1000m) above sea level near the Tativec Kamen Summit, its height and location made it perfect for observations of celestial movements, enabling them to accurately record the equinoxes, solstices and the movements of the Pleiades. The ancients carved ritual rooms, precise markers, and thrones out of solid rock.
Even though the rocky outcropping of Kokino has been in plain view since the beginning of time, it was only in 2001 that scientists discovered it was one of the most important ancient observatories on earth.
While not the stunner like Stonehenge, this Megalithic site is among the giants of stellar surveillance and is well worth a trip to see it in person.