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    The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians (Dover Books on Astronomy) (Paperback) By (author) J. Norman Lockyer, Preface by Giorgio De Santillana

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    DescriptionThis celebrated study - derived from Lockyer's belief that ancient Egyptian monuments were constructed ""in strict relation to the stars"" - explores the relationship between astronomy and architecture in the age of the pharaohs. The author addresses one of the many points already extensively investigated by Egyptologists: the chronology of the kings of Egypt.

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    The Dawn of Astronomy
    A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Norman Lockyer, Preface by Giorgio De Santillana
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486450124
    ISBN 10: 0486450120

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC subject category V2: PDX, HBLA
    DC22: 520
    DC21: 520
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, SCI004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: QB20 .L8 2006
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    Thema V1.0: PDX, NHC, NHG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    26 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    1. The Worship of the Sun and the Dawn 2. The First Glimpses of Egyptian Astronomy 3. The Astronomical Basis of the Egyptian Pantheon 4. The Two Horizons 5. The Yearly Path of the Sun-God 6. The Probable Hor-Shesu Worship 7. Methods of Determining the Orientation of Temples 8. The Earliest Solar Shrines in Egypt 9. Other Similar Shrines Elsewhere 10. The Solar Temple of Amen-Ra at Karnak 11. The Age of the Temple of Amen-Ra at Karnak 12. The Stars--Their Risings and Settings 13. The Egyptian Heavens--The Zodiacs of Denderah 14. The Circumpolar Constellations: The Myth of Horus 15. Temples Directed to the Stars 16. Further Inquiries with Regard to the Stellar Temples 17. The Building Inscriptions 18. The Star Temples at Karnak 19. The Personification of Stars--The Temple of Isis at Denderah 20. The Personification of Stars (continued)--The Temple of Hathor at Denderah 21. Star-Cults 22. Star-Cults (continued)--Amen-t and Khons 23. The Egyptian Year and the Nile 24. The Years of 360 and 365 Days 25. The Vague and the Sirian Years 26. The Sothic Cycle and the Use Made of It 27. The Calendar and Its Revision 28. The Fixed Year and Festival Calendars 29. The Mythology of Isis and Osiris 30. The Temple-Stars 31. The History of Sun-worship at Annu and Thebes 32. The Early Temple and Great Pyramid Builders 33. The Cult of North as Opposed to Southern Stars 34. The Origin of Egyptian Astronomy--The Northern Schools 35. The Origin of Egyptian Astronomy (continued)--The Thebes School 36. General Conclusions as to the North and South Races 37. The Egyptian and Babylonian Ecliptic Constellations 38. The Influence of Egypt upon Temple Orientation in Greece