Astronomical research suggests that the Trojan war ended on 6th of June 1218 B.C.

Here we present selected parts of the published paper “A new astronomical dating of the Trojan war’s end” , by Papamarinopoulos S., Preka-Papadema P., Mitropetros P., Antonopoulos P., Mitropetrou E., Saranditis G. Continue reading “Astronomical research suggests that the Trojan war ended on 6th of June 1218 B.C.”

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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. But the tomb’s unknown
owner had nevertheless left an interesting legacy which is only just being
made known in the West. On the domed ceiling was an ancient star map depicting
a whole series of constellations recognisable in Chinese astronomy – the
oldest such map of any accuracy ever found. 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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