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Egypt Sky Map
The celestial dome perspective, where all visible stars and planets can be seen when viewed from the Earth towards space, is defined as the zodiac. Another widely accepted definition of this concept is that a person looking at the sky from the earth can see what is in the sky. Egyptian temple astrologers were adept at watching the stars and observing the conjunctions and births of the Sun, Moon (phases), and planets. It is thought that the ancient Egyptians were the first to develop a calendar based on the solar year. Life in Egypt revolved around the floodplains of the Nile, and Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, shined just before sunrise every year during the flood of the Nile. Ancient Egyptians, who carefully studied the star Sirius and the sky, developed the solar calendar to calculate the Nile floods. It is the first calendar known to divide a year into 365 days, so it is known to be the forerunner of the Gregorian calendar used today.
The Egyptian Sky Map (Denderah Zodiac) is an important indicator of the sophistication of the ancient Egyptians’ sky observations.
The Egyptian Sky Map was inspired by a widely known Egyptian relief found on the ceiling of a chapel dedicated to Osiris in the temple of Hathor in Dendera (also called Denderah), the original of which is exhibited in the Louvre Museum today. The currently accepted date for the relief is 50 BC, as it shows the stars and planets in the positions where they would have been visible on that date. The relief, which John H. Rogers described as “the only complete map we have of an ancient sky,” is estimated to represent the basis on which later astronomical systems were based.
All of the relief patterns on the Egyptian Sky Map are hand-decorated using gilding and antique.

It is 100% handmade.

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Dimensions27 × 37 cm