The Orientation of Pre-Romanesque Churches in the Iberian Peninsula

@article{GonzlezGarca2015TheOO,
  title={The Orientation of Pre-Romanesque Churches in the Iberian Peninsula},
  author={A. Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and J. Belmonte},
  journal={Nexus Network Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={353-377}
}
  • A. González-García, J. Belmonte
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Nexus Network Journal
  • The orientation of Christian churches is a distinctive feature of its architecture, repeating patterns from early Christian times that show a general tendency to orientate their apses in the solar range, with a predilection for orientations near the astronomical equinox. We measured the orientation of a total of 167 churches built prior to A.D. 1086. A comprehensive statistical analysis of the sample indicates a decisive orientation pattern, with a clear tendency to orientate according to the… CONTINUE READING
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