Gallery: Amazing observatories of the ancient world

 作者:谈喔赇     |      日期:2019-03-09 03:04:14
By Hazel Muir What ancient cultures lacked in their understanding of stars and planets, they made up for in their sense of connection with the starry skies. A thousand years ago, on every inhabited continent, people recognised astronomical patterns that are fundamental to the passage of time and natural cycles of renewal – the summer solstice, for instance – far more acutely than most societies do today. You can sense that connection vividly by visiting some awesome ancient astronomical sites around the world. Click here to take an armchair tour of the most intriguing ancient observatories, guided by three leading archaeoastronomy experts: John Carlson of the University of Maryland, Ed Krupp of Griffith Observatory,