The Dawn of Astronomy - A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians (Classic Reprint)
by Joseph Norman Lockyer (9781330363522)

The Dawn of Astronomy - A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians (Classic Reprint)
 
Joseph Norman Lockyer
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 472
Category: To C 500 Ce
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330363522
ISBN-10: 1330363523



Excerpt from The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians The enormous advance which has been recently made in our astronomical knowledge, and in our power of investigating the various bodies which people space, is to a very great extent due to the introduction of methods of work and ideas from other branches of science. Much of the recent progress has been, we may indeed say, entirely dependent upon the introduction of the methods of inquiry to which I refer. While this is generally recognised, it is often forgotten that a knowledge of even elementary astronomy may be of very great assistance to students of other branches of science; in other words, that astronomy is well able to pay her debt. Amongst those branches is obviously that which deals with man's first attempts to grasp the meaning and phenomena of the universe in which he found himself before any scientific methods were available to him; before he had any idea of the origins or the conditionings of the things around him. In the present volume I propose to give an account of some attempts I have been making in my leisure moments during the past three years to see whether any ideas could be obtained as to the early astronomical views of the Egyptians, from a study of their temples and the mythology connected with the various cults. How I came to take up this inquiry may be gathered from the following statement: - It chanced that in March, 1890, during a brief holiday, I went to the Levant. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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