Ancient Greek theatres; astronomically orientated?

Here we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The Astronomical Orientation of Ancient Greek Theatres in Relation to the Topography and the Greek Mythology“, by George Pantazis. Continue reading “Ancient Greek theatres; astronomically orientated?”

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The ancients knew the Earth is round; the case of Eratosthenes and the first documented measurement of the Earth’s circumference

Eratosthenes was a Greek born in Cyrene in modern-day Libya. As a mathematician, poet, athlete, geographer, astronomer, and music theorist, his vast knowledge made him an ideal fit for the post of librarian at the Museum (Library) of Alexandria. Continue reading “The ancients knew the Earth is round; the case of Eratosthenes and the first documented measurement of the Earth’s circumference”

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