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The dawn of astronomy; a study of the temple worship and mythology of the ancient Egyptians.

Author: Norman Lockyer, Sir
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1964]
Series: M.I.T. paperback series, MIT15.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lockyer, Sir
OCLC Number: 841114
Description: xvi, 432 pages illustrations, plans 21 cm.
Contents: Worship of the sun and the dawn --
First glimpses of Egyptian astronomy --
Astronomical basis of the Egyptian pantheon --
Two horizons --
Yearly path of the sun-god --
Probable Hor-shesu worship --
Methods of determining the orientation of temples --
Earliest solar shrines in Egypt --
Other similar shrines elsewhere --
Solar temple of Amen-ra at Karnak --
Age of the temple of Amen-Ra at Karnak --
Stars- their risings and settings --
Egyptian heavens- the Zodiacs of Denderah --
Circumpolar constellations: the myth of Horus --
Temples directed to the stars --
Further inquiries with regard to the stellar temples --
Building inscriptions --
Star-temples at Karnak --
Personification of stars- the temple of Isis at Dederah --
Personification of stars (continued)- the temple of Hathor at Denderah --
Star-cults --
Star-cults (continued)- Amen-T and Khons --
Egyptian year and the Nile --
Years of 300 and 365 days --
Vague and the Sirian years --
Sothic cycle and the use made of it --
Calendar and its reivsion --
Fixed year and the fesitval calendars --
Mythology of Isis and Osiris. Temple-stars --
History of sun-worship at Annu and Thebes --
Early temple and Great Pyrmaid builders --
Cult of northern as opposed to southern stars --
Origin of Egyptian astronomy- the northern schools --
Origin of Egyptian astronomy (continued)- the Thebes school --
General conclusions as to the north and south races --
Egyptian and Babylonian ecliptic constellations --
Influence of Egypt upon temple-orientation in Greece.
Series Title: M.I.T. paperback series, MIT15.
Responsibility: With a pref. by Giorgio de Santillana.

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