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By Giulio Magli

ISBN-10: 0387765662

ISBN-13: 9780387765662

The e-book is split into components. within the first, the reader is taken on a great ‘world journey’ of many significant and enigmatic locations in virtually each continent, looking for lines of astronomical wisdom and lore of the sky. within the moment half, Giulio Magli makes use of the weather awarded within the travel to teach that the elemental concept which resulted in the development of the astronomically-related colossal monuments was once the basis of strength, a starting place which was once exploited via ‘replicating’ the sky. a potential interpretive version then emerges that's based at the dating the ancients had with “nature”, within the experience of every little thing that surrounded them, the cosmos. the various enormous astronomically aligned constructions of the earlier then develop into interpretable as acts of will, expressions of strength at the a part of those that held it; the desire to copy the heavenly aircraft right here in the world and to construct sacred landscapes.

Finally, having formulated his speculation, Professor Magli returns to go to one particular position intimately, looking for facts. This in-depth exam reports the main compelling, the main intensively studied, the main recognized and, till lately, the main misunderstood sacred panorama on this planet - Giza, in Egypt. The archaeoastronomical research of the orientation of the Giza pyramids results in the speculation that the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren belong to an identical building project.

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Although it may sound strange, or even unbelievable, Malta appears not to have been colonized until 5200 BC (there have been attempts to challenge this curious doctrine on the basis of the discovery of human G. 1007/978-0-387-76566-2_3, © Praxis Publishing, Ltd. 1: A map of Malta and Gozo with the archaeological sites cited in the text. teeth in a island's cave called Ghar Dalam, which may very well be of Neanderthal origin, but they have met with vehement objections). The story line is supposed to go like this: between 5200 and c.

Each of them underwent various phases of construction, whether it was the addition of apses to existing interiors or the construction of whole new adjacent temples. The oldest of them, on the island of Gozo, dates back to around 3500 BC, and never has a name been more appropriate (and unpronounceable) for describing a work of architecture: Ggantija, the place of the giants. Ggantija is composed of two very similar structures built at a time difference of several centuries from one another. The basic module is a trilobate cloverleaf form, with an ovular entryway that leads inside by way of a small corridor delimited by giant facing stones.

The village is small, composed of only eight dwellings. These dwellings are connected by roads and configured carefully according to a preestablished plan. A system of drainage ditches not only kept the area dry, but was connected to what are probably history's first toilets, one in each dwelling, thereby also making it history's first sewage system. One often hears it said half-jokingly that seeing Skara makes you wonder if the Flintstones are going to appear around the corner any moment and invite you to stay for dinner.

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