Article ID: CBB000831591

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


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.


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

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Guan, Shou-Yi
Rao, N. Kameswara
Thakur, Priya
Aveni, Anthony F.
Huber, Peter J.
Deng, Ke-hui
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)
University of Texas Press
Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Science
Cambridge University Press
Hempen Verlag
Constellations; zodiac
Time measurement
Science and religion
Varro, Marcus Terentius
Manilius, Marcus
Paulus Alexandrinus (fl. 4th century)
Middle and Near East
Six dynasties (China, 220-589)
Early modern
Mughal Empire

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