In Search of Cosmic Order: Selected Essays on Egyptian Archaeoastronomy

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This collection of studies by specialists in Egyptology and astronomy attempts to unlock some of the secrets of ancient Egyptian civilization. Among the subjects examined are the constellations of ancient Egypt, the Egyptian calendar, and landscape and symbolism, especially how they relate to the orientation of temples and royal tombs.

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ZAHI HAWASS, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has been excavating in Egypt for over thirty years. In addition to his numerous scholarly publications, he is the author of several best-selling popular books.

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