Stargazers of the Orient: A remarkable map of the stars has survived more than 2000 years to give us a picture of how Chinese astromomers saw the sky

By Richard Stephenson 

Builders putting in foundations for a primary school on the campus of
Jiaotong University in the Chinese city of Xian in 1987 called in archaeologists:
they had stumbled across an ancient tomb. No Terracotta Army greeted them
– the tomb had been looted twice already in antiquity. Continue reading “Stargazers of the Orient: A remarkable map of the stars has survived more than 2000 years to give us a picture of how Chinese astromomers saw the sky”

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