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By Giulio Magli

This publication offers the 1st entire, effortless to learn, updated account of the attention-grabbing self-discipline of archaeoastronomy, within which the connection among historical buildings and the sky is studied for you to achieve a greater realizing of the guidelines of the architects of the prior and in their spiritual and symbolic worlds. The e-book is split into 3 sections, the 1st of which explores the previous kinfolk among astronomy and other people, energy, 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; remark of celestial our bodies on the horizon; using astronomical software program in archaeoastronomy; and present equipment for making and interpreting measurements. the ultimate part reports what archaeoastronomy can now let us know in regards to the nature and goal of such websites and buildings as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, the Campus Martius, and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. moreover, a suite of workouts is equipped that may be played utilizing non-commercial loose software program, e.g., Google Earth or Stellarium, and may equip readers to behavior their very own study. Readers will locate the e-book a fantastic creation to what has develop into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science.

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