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Elizabeth Leaning: "The Sky's Door is Opened for You": Aspects of Astronomy in the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

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posted on 2023-10-03, 12:30 authored by Elizabeth LeaningElizabeth Leaning

This thesis explores evidence of astronomical understanding in ancient Egypt’s Old Kingdom by reading a 3rd millenium BC religious text – the Pyramid Texts – through an archaeoastronomical lens. It begins to build a “textbook” of ancient Egyptian astronomy, and argues for its legitimacy as a valid scientific process.

 

This poster was uploaded for the SGS Research Showcase 2023.

 

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