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The real purpose of the Ha'amonga has created much speculation. It has been linked to a gateway to a royal compound or to Stonehenge in England. H.M. King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, in May 1967 presented a unique explanation as to the purpose of the slabs of stone. In the months that followed the king's theory was tested. His Majesty felt the "V" notch on the top of the lintel was used as a marker in ancient lunar observations; particularly to establish the beginning of the lunar "New Year." Observations made on the shortest day aligned correctly with the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Therefore confirming the "V" notch indeed marks the position of the rising of the sun on the shortest and longest day of the year. H.M. King Taufa'ahau Tupou on 13th May 1972 declared "Ha'amonga", a National Parks protected area.