Overview:Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites - Many ancient, even prehistoric, monuments and temples aroundthe world show an amazingly sophisticated understanding of the heavens. Theyreflect this sacred knowledge in celestial alignments - to the eternal cyclesof the sun, moon, stars and planets.The ceremonies performed at sites such as Stonehenge inEngland or Teotihuacan in Mexico are now lost to us. But the time-worn stonesand structures remain, and archaeoastronomers (experts in ancient astronomy)have studied how their sightlines relate to astronomical phenomena such asmidwinter or midsummer sunrise or the rising of the Pleiades star cluster. Within, Ken Taylor dives into the fantastical:The principles of astronomy - the seasons, the solstices and equinoxes, the rising and setting of stars, the "lunar standstills"Solar alignments - the language of light and shadow, and the life-giving shows of the sunLunar alignments - the drama of the eclipse and the mysterious energies of the nightAlignments to stars and planets - reaching out to the immensity of the cosmosIn exploring such connections, in words, superb photographsand clear explanatory artworks, Celestial Geometry opens a whole universe ofmystery and wonder, and a window on the inner life of ancient civilizations.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725707-9781786782700. It was written by the following authors: Peter Robinson, Ken Taylor. Book Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites, which can be read online, published by the company: Hodder & Stoughton, Watkins Media. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Thrillers, Mystery, Crime, Beliefs, History, Spirituality. The book was published on 2019-04-02 00:00:00. It has 240 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 1270 g. File for download Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites has PDF format and is called celestial-geometry-understanding-the-astronomical-meanings-of-ancient-sites.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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