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Ancient Calendars and Constellations

Author : Emmeline Mary Plunket
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Calendars and Constellations of the Ancient World

Author : Emmeline Plunket
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The great temple of Amen-Ra at Thebes... is oriented to the setting sun of the season so important to Egyptians, that of the summer solstice, and this fact strengthens the opinion that Amen was considered to be a god in some way presiding over the course of the year and its right measurement. -from "Amen and the Egyptian Year" First published in 1903 as Ancient Calendars and Constellations, this overview of early astronomical observations and how they influenced the belief systems and religions of early civilizations quickly became a resource later scholars looked to for guidance. From the very beginnings of astronomy, nearly 8,000 years ago, to the more "modern" ancient astronomies of Greece, Egypt, India, Persia, and China, this charming and erudite book will fascinate students of science, history, and mythology as well as lovers of the night sky.

Ancient Indian Astronomy

Author : Emmeline M. Plunket
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THIS 32 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Ancient Calendars and Constellations, by Emmeline M. Plunket. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 0766147894.

A Dissertation on the Calendar and Zodiac of Ancient Egypt

Author : William Mure
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Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal

Author : Asiatic Society (Kolkata, India)
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Includes indexes to Numismatic supplements.

Ancient Egyptian Science Calendars clocks and astronomy

Author : Marshall Clagett
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Ancient Astronomy

Author : Clive L. N. Ruggles
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Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Author : Royal Astronomical Society
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The Mystic Symbol

Author : Henriette Mertz
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Outer Space

Author : Gertrude Jobes
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Horae Aegyptiacae Or The Chronology of Ancient Egypt Discovered from Astronomical and Hieroglyphic Records Upon Its Monuments

Author : Reginald Stuart Poole
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The Alphabet and the Ancient Calendar Signs

Author : Hugh Anderson Moran
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The Complete Guide to the Constellations

Author : Geoffrey Cornelius
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This illustrated guide to the night sky combines astronomy, myth & symbolism in equal measure. In addition to being a practical guide to identifying the constellations, & the stars that comprise them, it also brings star-watching vividly to life by conveying the symbolic significance that the heavens assumed in antiquity. Originally published: 1997.

The Earliest Cosmologies

Author : William Fairfield Warren
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The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

Author : Library of Congress
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Astrology Its History and Influence in the Western World

Author : Ellen McCaffery
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Journal of the British Astronomical Association

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Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Author : Sir Norman Lockyer
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Star Gods of the Maya

Author : Susan Milbrath
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Observations of the sun, moon, planets, and stars played a central role in ancient Maya lifeways, as they do today among contemporary Maya who maintain the traditional ways. This pathfinding book reconstructs ancient Maya astronomy and cosmology through the astronomical information encoded in Precolumbian Maya art and confirmed by the current practices of living Maya peoples. Susan Milbrath opens the book with a discussion of modern Maya beliefs about astronomy, along with essential information on naked-eye observation. She devotes subsequent chapters to Precolumbian astronomical imagery, which she traces back through time, starting from the Colonial and Postclassic eras. She delves into many aspects of the Maya astronomical images, including the major astronomical gods and their associated glyphs, astronomical almanacs in the Maya codices [painted books], and changes in the imagery of the heavens over time. This investigation yields new data and a new synthesis of information about the specific astronomical events and cycles recorded in Maya art and architecture. Indeed, it constitutes the first major study of the relationship between art and astronomy in ancient Maya culture.