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Earth and Sky: Megaliths Stonehenge development. Earth and Sky: Megaliths Stonehenge alignments Note both solar and lunar alignments come from earliest.

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1 Earth and Sky: Megaliths Stonehenge development

2 Earth and Sky: Megaliths Stonehenge alignments Note both solar and lunar alignments come from earliest phase (Station Stone rectangle)

3 Earth and Sky: Megaliths Newgrange in Ireland (above) Maeshowe in Orkney (below)

4 Earth and Sky: Lascaux Possible lunar month series? The Pleiades??

5 Earth and Sky: Babylonia

6 Above, example of Babylonian numbers (Pythagoras’ theorem!) Right, Babylonian lunar table

7 Earth and Sky: Babylonia Above, motion of Sun in Babylonian Systems A and B Left, Babylonian illustration of constellation (Sagittarius)

8 Earth and Sky: China T’ang dynasty sky chart Chinese astronomers determining solstice

9 Earth and Sky: Egypt Senmut “astronomical ceiling” Pyramid orientation using β Ursae Minoris & ζ Ursae Majoris (Kate Spence)


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