By Giulio Magli

This booklet offers the 1st whole, effortless to learn, updated account of the interesting self-discipline of archaeoastronomy, within which the connection among historical buildings and the sky is studied with the intention to achieve a greater knowing of the tips of the architects of the previous and in their spiritual and symbolic worlds. The e-book is split into 3 sections, the 1st of which explores the previous family members among astronomy and other people, strength, the afterworld, structure, and panorama. the basics of archaeoastronomy are then addressed intimately, with insurance of the celestial coordinates; the plain movement of the sunlight, Moon, stars, and planets; statement of celestial our bodies on the horizon; using astronomical software program in archaeoastronomy; and present equipment for making and examining measurements. the ultimate part stories what archaeoastronomy can now let us know concerning 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. 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 learn. Readers will locate the ebook an awesome creation to what has develop into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science.

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