Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How the astronomical alignment of Greek temples reflects cultural and ethnic identities

by Kathryn Hadley Historians and archaeologists have long sought to establish links between the positions of classical temples and cultural and religious practices. Many have speculated that classical temples may have been aligned with respect to sunrise and argued that temples could be dated from their astronomical alignment. There is no consensus, however.Dr Alun Salt, from the School of


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