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This instrument is clear evidence of the links between the astrolabe and astrology. On one side is an astrolabe for a single latitude, and on the other an astrological volvelle, used to find the positions of planets and other celestial bodies, especially in relation to the traditional astrological houses.

This instrument is clear evidence of the links between the astrolabe and astrology. On one side is an astrolabe for a single latitude, and on the other an astrological volvelle, used to find the positions of planets and other celestial bodies, especially in relation to the traditional astrological houses.

How much detail can be packed into a single drawing you ask? Your answer lies in this Ink drawing on paper by the Ukrainian super duo, Interesni Kazki...

"Edge of Time" drawing by Interesni Kazki

How much detail can be packed into a single drawing you ask? Your answer lies in this Ink drawing on paper by the Ukrainian super duo, Interesni Kazki...

I love how we look up and see creation and fantasy in gorgeous, gaseous spheres of light.  Even love the note!

I love how we look up and see creation and fantasy in gorgeous, gaseous spheres of light. Even love the note!

Dongba ancient books wrote by the Dongba hieroglyphs, covering to astronomy, calendar, medicine, philosophy, history, religion, literature, art and many other fields.

Dongba ancient books wrote by the Dongba hieroglyphs, covering to astronomy, calendar, medicine, philosophy, history, religion, literature, art and many other fields.

Astrology & Astronomy in Iran and Ancient Mesopotamia: Astrolabe: An Ancient Astronomical Instrument

Astrology & Astronomy in Iran and Ancient Mesopotamia: Astrolabe: An Ancient Astronomical Instrument

The god Mithra wearing a crown of sun rays; It seems that the ancients themselves did not divorce the eastern roots of Mithraism, as exemplified also by the remarks of Dio Cassius, who related that in 66 AD/CE the king of Armenia, Tiridates, visited Rome. Cassius states that the dignitary worshipped Mithra; yet, he DOES NOT indicate any distinction between the ARMENIAN'S religion and ROMAN MITHRAISM.

The god Mithra wearing a crown of sun rays; It seems that the ancients themselves did not divorce the eastern roots of Mithraism, as exemplified also by the remarks of Dio Cassius, who related that in 66 AD/CE the king of Armenia, Tiridates, visited Rome. Cassius states that the dignitary worshipped Mithra; yet, he DOES NOT indicate any distinction between the ARMENIAN'S religion and ROMAN MITHRAISM.

Archaeologists Discover A Stone Altar With Astronomical Symbols Dating Back 3,500-4,000 Years

Archaeologists Discover A Stone Altar With Astronomical Symbols Dating Back 3,500-4,000 Years

Inspired by ancient astronomy armillary spheres. Oversized oval fixtures are new additions to the stunning Equinox collection. Eight-light candelabra pendant is ideal for linear installations over a farmhouse table, dining room setting or kitchen island. Available in Burnished Silver or Antique Bronze finishes

Inspired by ancient astronomy armillary spheres. Oversized oval fixtures are new additions to the stunning Equinox collection. Eight-light candelabra pendant is ideal for linear installations over a farmhouse table, dining room setting or kitchen island. Available in Burnished Silver or Antique Bronze finishes

Ancient ideas about astronomy were very different from what we know today

Ancient ideas about astronomy were very different from what we know today

Sun Solar Body Ancient Astronomy Cartographic Illustrations Antique Vintage High Resolution Printable Graphic Img1868

Sun Solar Body Ancient Astronomy Cartographic Illustrations Antique Vintage High Resolution Printable Graphic Img1868

The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).

The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).

Amazing Examples of Ancient Astronomy Through Prehistory,  ~ How the Sun Dagger worked on the Summer Solstice

Amazing Examples of Ancient Astronomy Through Prehistory, ~ How the Sun Dagger worked on the Summer Solstice

I wish astronomy hasn't been at 830 Friday morning during college.  I might have actually attended!

I wish astronomy hasn't been at 830 Friday morning during college. I might have actually attended!