Coupon
Calendars and Constellations of the Ancient World
by Emmeline Plunket


Overview - The great temple of Amen-Ra at Thebes... is oriented to the setting sun of the season so important to Egyptians, that of the summer solstice, and this fact strengthens the opinion that Amen was considered to be a god in some way presiding over the course of the year and its right measurement.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $14.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 10 copies from $7.04
 
 
 

More About Calendars and Constellations of the Ancient World by Emmeline Plunket
 
 
 
Overview
The great temple of Amen-Ra at Thebes... is oriented to the setting sun of the season so important to Egyptians, that of the summer solstice, and this fact strengthens the opinion that Amen was considered to be a god in some way presiding over the course of the year and its right measurement. -from "Amen and the Egyptian Year" First published in 1903 as Ancient Calendars and Constellations, this overview of early astronomical observations and how they influenced the belief systems and religions of early civilizations quickly became a resource later scholars looked to for guidance. From the very beginnings of astronomy, nearly 8,000 years ago, to the more "modern" ancient astronomies of Greece, Egypt, India, Persia, and China, this charming and erudite book will fascinate students of science, history, and mythology as well as lovers of the night sky.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596054141
  • ISBN-10: 159605414X
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • Publish Date: November 2005
  • Page Count: 308
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 5 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Science > Astronomy - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews