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By Giulio Magli

This e-book offers the 1st entire, effortless to learn, up to date account of the attention-grabbing self-discipline of archaeoastronomy, during which the connection among historical structures and the sky is studied on the way to achieve a greater realizing of the guidelines of the architects of the prior and in their non secular and symbolic worlds. The e-book is split into 3 sections, the 1st of which explores the prior kin among astronomy and folks, strength, the afterworld, structure, and panorama. the basics of archaeoastronomy are then addressed intimately, with insurance of the celestial coordinates; the obvious movement of the sunlight, Moon, stars, and planets; commentary of celestial our bodies on the horizon; using astronomical software program in archaeoastronomy; and present equipment for making and studying measurements. the ultimate part experiences what archaeoastronomy can now let us know in regards to the nature and goal of such websites and constructions as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, the Campus Martius, and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. furthermore, a collection of workouts is equipped that may be played utilizing non-commercial loose software program, e.g., Google Earth or Stellarium, and should equip readers to behavior their very own study. Readers will locate the publication a terrific advent to what has turn into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science.

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