Ancient Egyptian Sky Lore

Ancient Egyptian Sky Lore

Rethinking the Conventional Wisdom

Book - 2014
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This book presents an illuminating in-depth investigation which demonstrates that the deep-rooted, fervently defended belief in ancient Egyptian astronomy is false, that it is a myth disseminated by scholars who have failed to make sense of the evidence in the archaeological record. The author's meticulous detective work has led to a breakthrough that reveals the reality of the sky for the ancient Egyptians. Beginning where Egyptology first went wrong, with the Greco-Roman-era temple zodiacs and the Enlightenment-era scholars, the book provides a comprehensive review of the material that has been offered as support for the identifications of Orion and the Big Dipper for the last two centuries, convincingly demonstrating how it fails. The author reveals artistic and textual evidence that challenges the prevailing dogma and uncovers the roots of astrology in ancient Egyptian religion.
Publisher: [Portland, Maine] : Decan Wisdom Books, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781490506654
1490506659
Branch Call Number: 493.11 CONMAN
Characteristics: xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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