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Archaeoastronomy and the orientation of old churches

@article{Gangui2016ArchaeoastronomyAT,
  title={Archaeoastronomy and the orientation of old churches},
  author={Alejandro Gangui},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2016}
}
  • A. Gangui
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Cultural astronomy is an interdisciplinary area of research that studies how perceptions and concepts related to the sky are part of the worldview of a culture. One of its branches, archaeoastronomy, focuses on the material remains of past peoples and tries to investigate their practices and astronomical knowledge. In this context, the orientation of Christian churches is now considered a distinctive feature of their architecture that repeats patterns from early Christian times. There is a… 

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