Tombs, Temples and Their Orientations: A New Perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory



Tombs, Temples and Their Orientations: A New Perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory This Study Of Archaeoastronomy Looks At Than , Communal Tombs And Sanctuaries From Around The Mediterranean After A Brief Discussion Of Hoskin S Aims And The Methodology For His Fieldwork, Individual Chapters Focus On Evidence From Particular Regions Malta, Gozo, The Balearics, Iberia, Southern France, Corsica And Sardinia, Sicily And Pantelleria, Tunisia, Algeria And Morocco The Author Concludes That In Most Of These Regions The Monuments Faced Sunrise, Or Generally The Sun When It Was Rising Or Climbing In The Sky Along The Mediterranean Coast Of France, However, There Is A Reverse Sunset Custom In North Africa Tombs Faced Downhill And In A Minoan Cemetery On Crete All The Tombs Faced Moonrise And Look Towards A Mountain On Whose Peak Was A Sanctuary Probably Sacred To A Lunar God P, B W Figs And Photos Throughout, Tables Ocarina Books Adorned With Dozens Of Beautiful Photographs, Technical Diagrams, And An Extraordinary Corpus Mensuraruma Living Masterpiece In The Field Of Archaeoastronomy Juan Antonio Belmonte, Instituto De Astroficia De Canarias

  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Tombs, Temples and Their Orientations: A New Perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory
  • Michael Hoskin
  • English
  • 02 December 2019
  • 0954086716

About the Author: Michael Hoskin

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