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Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power (Wiley Popular Science)

Krupp, Krupp, E C

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ISBN 10: 0471329754 / ISBN 13: 9780471329756
Published by Wiley, 1999
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Title: Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and ...

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

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Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . .
Drawing on intimate knowledge of the more than 1,300 ancient sites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed writer and preeminent researcher, takes you to the world's essential sacred places and celestial shrines. Join him on a rich narrative journey to see where the rulers of old communed with the gods of the sky.
""Highly recommended to everyone interested in the culture of astronomy and those peoples who practiced it in their own ways.""-Sky & Telescope
""A lively account of the ways in which our ancestors conceived of and used the heavens.""-New Scientist
""There can be no doubt that this imaginative and readable work by a widely read and widely traveled author will strike a chord in the minds of a great many modern readers.""-Isis
""The fact that the book is written by an expert in his field comes through on every page, as does his enthusiasm for the subject.""-Astronomy Now
""Krupp's indispensable volume is fascinating, well-illustrated, and covers much territory.""-Parabola

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A preeminent writer and researcher in archaeoastronomy, Krupp has visited and photographed over 1,300 ancient and prehistoric sites all over the globe. He presents a fascinating survey of the astronomical beliefs and myths of ancient cultures all over the world, such as how the world was created, celestial powers that govern natural processes, and man's place in the cosmos. Describes the intriguing rituals each culture developed to worship the gods of the sky and how these rituals led to the field of modern astronomy. Contains new, previously undisclosed research on sites in Egypt, China, Tibet, India, the American Southwest, and other countries. Includes 150 photos, drawings, and illustrations--many of which have never been seen before.

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