Article ID: CBB000831591

Invocazioni astrali su coperchi di sarcofagi del Medio Regno (2007)

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The representation and the texts relating to the decaus on the Middle Kingdom coffins describe a time model ruled by the solar cycle; the main deities (Ra, Nut, Orion, Syrius, and Mesekhtu, (Great Bear)) are related to the Ra-Osiris union as a model for the cosmos and the dead's regeneration.

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Description On the time model based on the solar cycle and its Egyptian mythological role.


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Authors & Contributors
Guan, Shou-Yi
Rao, N. Kameswara
Thakur, Priya
Aveni, Anthony F.
Huber, Peter J.
Deng, Ke-hui
Journals
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Indian Journal of History of Science
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
MHNH (Revista Internacional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiguas)
Publishers
University of Texas Press
Aleteiia
Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Science
Cambridge University Press
Hempen Verlag
Concepts
Astronomy
Constellations; zodiac
Time measurement
Calendars
Science and religion
Cosmology
People
Varro, Marcus Terentius
Manilius, Marcus
Paulus Alexandrinus (fl. 4th century)
Places
Middle and Near East
Mesopotamia
India
Greece
China
Rome
Times
Ancient
Prehistory
Medieval
Six dynasties (China, 220-589)
Early modern
Mughal Empire
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