Ocmulgee National Monument
We visited Ocmulgee National Monument on our way out of Macon. It’s a Native American site (Muskogee) with a good little museum and several mounds – you can go into the Earth Lodge which has the genuine floor, about 1100 years old, but reconstructed walls. As in Maes Howe in Orkney, it is aligned so that on certain days the sun shines directly through the entrance tunnel across the centre.
The other mounds were used as temples (one was partially destroyed during the construction of a railroad) and for funerals. Eventually the Muskogee were displaced and ended up in Oklahoma. The usual sad and shameful story.
So sad to think us Brits and guess the French too ‘displaced’ the original inhabitants. And guess displacement was not the worst thing we did 😦
The mound sounds incredible
I have no patience with people who still want to glorify our empire building days and preserve statues to horrible old racists!
LikeLiked by 1 person