Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites

Ken Taylor

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Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites

Celestial Geometry Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites Since the dawn of civilization humans have sought inspiration and guidance in the night sky Celestial Geometry explores the remarkable achievements of ancient astronomers at over archaeological si

  • Title: Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites
  • Author: Ken Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781780283869
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since the dawn of civilization, humans have sought inspiration and guidance in the night sky Celestial Geometry explores the remarkable achievements of ancient astronomers at over 60 archaeological sites, from European stone circles like Stonehenge to the pyramids of Egypt and Central America, the medicine wheels of North America, the carved monoliths of Easter Island, anSince the dawn of civilization, humans have sought inspiration and guidance in the night sky Celestial Geometry explores the remarkable achievements of ancient astronomers at over 60 archaeological sites, from European stone circles like Stonehenge to the pyramids of Egypt and Central America, the medicine wheels of North America, the carved monoliths of Easter Island, and lesser known structures like the sun clock of Goseck Combining myths and legends with modern science, this beautifully illustrated book is a profoundly illuminating celebration of human curiosity, creativity, and astounding achievements.

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    1. Katy on said:

      Yay! This was purchased for me by an author for editing her book!Book Info: Genre: Metaphysics/Archeoastronomy/MythologyReading Level: AdultRecommended for: those interested in these ideasMy Thoughts: What an absolutely fascinating book! The only problem is that this is a heavily illustrated book in e-galley format that I was trying to read on a Kindle PaperWhite, which means the formatting was a mess. A lot of the pictures didn't show up at all, and those that did were not necessarily where the [...]

    2. Peter Mcloughlin on said:

      Before we moderns figured out what the sun and moon and stars were, the ancients thought of the sky in religious and mythical terms. The built huge worship sites like stonehenge to mirror the divine order of the cosmos. Besides calendrical practicle uses of astronomy many religious myths centered around the passage of the stars, moon and sun. This book talks about these ancient sites and the mythical beliefs of these illuminated orbs. It talks about the importance of equinoxes and solstices and [...]

    3. Elentarri on said:

      Nice astronomical outline of a large number of global ancient sites with a photograph or illustration on nearly every page. Not too technical. Includes such things as alignment with the solstices, the equinoxes, solar burials, alignments with patron saints feast days, cross-quarter days, alignments important to various deities and mythology, lunar alignments, lunar standstill, lunar eclipses, and alignments with various planets, stars, & constellations.

    4. Cade on said:

      This book has fantastic pictures but is more of a coffee table book or encyclopedia than a book that can/should be read cover-to-cover. There are some more "lyrical" passages which seem to be trying to give the reader a more "emotional" rather than intellectual appreciation of the way ancient peoples viewed the sky. These are generally unsuccessful and come off as hoakie rather than poetic.

    5. Joe Macko on said:

      I enjoyed learning of all the locations around the world where structures and statues have been erected in relation to our cosmos. Have to admit there was a lot more detail then was need for me but a great book for the more studious.

    6. Donna on said:

      A fascinating subject. I watch every show on the Science and History channels dealing with this subject. This book was better than most of the programs! The illustrations were fantastic. If you have an interest in this subject (as I do) this is the book for you!

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