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The Celestial River: Identifying the Ancient Egyptian Constellations

@inproceedings{Berio2014TheCR,
  title={The Celestial River: Identifying the Ancient Egyptian Constellations},
  author={A. Berio},
  year={2014}
}
WHILE the descriptions of many of the Greek constellations found in the works of Eudoxus (366 BC) and in The Phaenomena of Aratus (275 BC) may have originated from an Assyrian source circa 1100 BC (Schaeffer, 2006), many of the Greek constellations do not have a clear Mesopotamian precedent (Rogers, 1998b). They may have been created around 2800 BC (±300 years) (Ovenden, 1966) by a culture of “navigators” that could determine the cardinal directions by observing the circumpolar constellations… Expand
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