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Last Post 10/17/2016 4:59 PM by  Paulett Liewer
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Chris S


10/17/2016 11:26 AM
    Is there any evidence been found to show that the pyramids of egypt were used as an ancient observing device?

    Paulett Liewer

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    10/17/2016 4:59 PM
    Hi Chris,

    I can't answer your question. But I do know that the Egyptian temples were carefully aligned based on the Sun. For example, the Great Temple at Karnak was aligned on the rising of the midwinter sun (winter solstice) - the shortest day of the year. On this date, sunshine would travel way down the long central corridor. After this date, the days start getting longer again -- very important to the ancients.

    The ancient Egyptians were great astronomers. You can learn more about it in the Wikipedia article on Egyptian Astronomy

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