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Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings

Skywatchers, Shamans & KingsAstronomy and the Archaeology of Power

Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . . ... more

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  • ISBN 9781630261665
  • Imprint Wiley
  • Category Science

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Overview

Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . .
Drawing on intimate knowledge of the more than 1,300 ancient sites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed writer and preeminent researcher, takes you to the world's essential sacred places and celestial shrines. Join him on a rich narrative journey to see where the rulers of old communed with the gods of the sky.
Highly recommended to everyone interested in the culture of astronomy and those peoples who practiced it in their own ways.-Sky & Telescope
A lively account of the ways in which our ancestors conceived of and used the heavens.-New Scientist
There can be no doubt that this imaginative and readable work by a widely read and widely traveled author will strike a chord in the minds of a great many modern readers.-Isis
The fact that the book is written by an expert in his field comes through on every page, as does his enthusiasm for the subject.-Astronomy Now
Krupp's indispensable volume is fascinating, well-illustrated, and covers much territory.-Parabola