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'Mockingjay Part 1' Release Date, Cast & Trailer: Mysterious Big Circles in The Middle East Revealed in Symbol; Archaeologists Left Puzzled

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Big stone circles etched in the stretches of Jordan and Syria have puzzled archaeologists for decades. From a bird's eye view, the rings may seem like a grand heritage site or a promising tourist spot -- yet it is undeniable that the figure (as shown above) somewhat resembled the popular "Mockingjay" symbol from Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games."

Panem is set in the post-apocalyptic future -- making it odd to see such sightings in the past. Not that there is a connection, of course. The purpose/s of such circles remain/s unconfirmed at the present.

But just as how Prim Everdeen saw hope in "Catching Fire," new satellite photos may somehow provide light to the nature of such mind-baffling circles. Huffington Post reported that new aerial photographs of the 11 "Big Circles" had been kept by the Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (APAAME).

According to NBC News, majority of the mysterious "Big Circles" are around 400 meters (1,312 feet) in diameter. Such striking similarity has been caught up in speculation. APAAME director David Kennedy said via the outlet that the structures are "too close to be a coincidence."

Yet it seems more circles actually exist. Live Science cited that in addition to the known 11 gargantuan circles, another one has been found in Jordan, only that is was partially completed. Certain satellite imagery revealed two more circles -- one in Jordan and another in Syria -- but both were said to be destroyed.

Kennedy told Live Science that such circles may not be very difficult to do. In fact, he estimated that a "dozen people" working hard can actually complete a "Big Circle" within a week.

As for nearly perfect geometric circles, Kennedy believed that a certain "architect" should be behind it. He said, "In the case of those circles that [are] near-precise circles, it would have required at least one person as 'architect.'"

Since the circles have no precise explanations yet, researchers are expected to continue studying the science behind them. Truly, the ancient world has done remarkable things that could potentially withstand time.

For the meantime, the Second Rebellion is indeed coming into full circle -- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" hits theaters on Nov. 21.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland, the film will see the districts rise against the Capitol -- with Katniss Everdeen as the symbol of revolution -- the "Mockingjay."

And to all the dedicated archaeologists out there, may the odds be ever in your favor.

Visit the official site of APAAME for more information about the mysterious ancient circles.

Watch the final trailer of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" below.

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