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Stairways to the stars : skywatching in three great ancient cultures

Author: Anthony F Aveni
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses England's Stonehenge, the Mayan Code, and the Incan city of Cuzco.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Aveni
ISBN: 0471159425 9780471159421 0304349984 9780304349982
OCLC Number: 35559005
Description: ix, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A different sort of cosmos --
The naked sky --
Standing stones and stars: megalithic astronomy and the people of ancient Great Britain --
Power from the sky: ancient Maya astronomy and the cult of Venus --
City and cosmos: astronomy and the Inca empire --
The West vs. the rest?
Responsibility: Anthony Aveni.
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This text unravels the story of new revelations about three of the most popular and mysterious puzzles in ancient astronomy: the meaning of Stonehenge; what the Maya Code was about; and why the  Read more...

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In this work, Tony Aveni, a leading archaeoastronomer from Colgate University, has written a marvelous book about how the celestial rhythms influenced the cultures of the past...fascinating Read more...

 
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