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Ancient-Astronomical Orientation (Expired)

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Twice a year, on February 22nd and October 22nd, a unique astronomical phenomenon takes place at the temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt.

To celebrate this phenomenon, the president of the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology, Dr Aliki Maravelia, will analyze the importance of the geographical orientation of Ancient Egyptian temples, focusing specifically on the temple of Abu Simbel. The event is organized in cooperation with the “Dilefsis” cultural center.  Dr. Maravelias will also talk about the relationship between Practical Pre-scientific Astronomy and Religion, as well as the ancient Egyptian way of thinking.

The lecture—whose complete title is “The ancient-astronomical orientation of the temple of Pharaoh Ramses II at Abu Simbel: Metaphysical Philosophy of the Ancient Egyptians, Quest for Immortality and Astronomy” will close with the philosophical and metaphysical quest for immortality and the Sky from the ancient inhabitants of Egypt.

“Dielefsis” Cultural Center
15, Lesvou Str, Kypseli

Starting time: 19:30

Admission: Free

Additional Info

Date: Friday, 22 February 2013
End Date: Friday, 22 February 2013
Categories: Lecture
Address: 15, Lesvou Str, Kypseli
District: Central Athens
Phone: (+30) 210 8613739
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