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Archaeoastronomy is the “science of stars and stones”. It is an interdisciplinary science in between architecture, archaeology, and astronomy. It studies the relationships between the ancient monuments and the sky, in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic world. The course provides the first complete, easy introduction to this fascinating discipline. During the course, many spectacular ancient sites of archaeology – such as Stonehenge in England, Giza and Karnak in Egypt, Chichen Itzá in the Yucatan, Macchu Picchu in Peru and the Pantheon in Rome – will be visited and the fascinating events occurring there in special days of the year (such as solstices, equinoxes, or the day of the foundation of Rome) will be shown and explained. The course also provides the necessary background on Astronomy with the naked eye and a general introduction to the role of Astronomy in religion and in the management of power among ancient cultures....
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Week 1

In this week we shall learn the basic tools which are needed for studying Archaeoastronomy. Essentially, this means learning Astronomy with the naked eye, since the ancients did not have telescopes, and becoming acquainted with a simple instrument - the magnetic compass - and amazing softwares: virtual globes and digital planetariums....
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5 видео (всего 25 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
The celestial coordinates and the apparent motion of the Sun6мин
The constellations and the apparent motion of the stars6мин
Precession and the reconstruction of ancient skies4мин
Sightseeing with an archaeoastronomer's eye4мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Supplementary Course Text5мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Astronomy with the naked eye: how the ancients saw the sky15мин
Week
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Week 2

The core of the course: understanding how astronomy, religion, and the management of power were connected in ancient cultures, and the way in which these connections are reflected in architecture and landscape since the Neolithic. At the end of the week we shall thus visit the places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge and Newgrange....
Reading
4 видео (всего 24 мин.), 1 тест
Video4 видео
Archaeoastronomy in action: hierophanies and sacred landscapes6мин
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge6мин
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Newgrange4мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Astronomy, power and architecture15мин
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Week 3

An archaeoastronomical tour in a wonderful land: Egypt of the Pharaohs. We shall visit Khufu's (Cheops) Great Pyramid and assist to the spectacular hierophany which occurs every year at Giza at the summer solstice. Then, we shall move to the huge temple of Karnak at the winter solstice, to finally encounter the "heretic" king Akhenaten and the astronomy-related project of his new capital....
Reading
5 видео (всего 30 мин.), 1 тест
Video5 видео
The Great Pyramid and the stars6мин
The horizon of Khufu7мин
Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian calendar6мин
The Amarna heresy and the horizon of the Aten5мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Ancient Egypt15мин
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Week 4

An introduction to pre-Columbian Archaeoastronomy, with key topics such as the Maya Calendar, the role of astronomy in Maya architecture, and the sacred space of the Incas at Cusco and Macchu Picchu....
Reading
4 видео (всего 28 мин.), 1 тест
Video4 видео
Chichen Itza and the Serpent Equinox7мин
The Inca pillars of the Sun6мин
Macchu Picchu4мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The Pre-Columbian world15мин
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автор: DENov 10th 2017

It was a very interesting course, and had addressed the subject matter in an organized manner. It was challenging at times, but maintained my interest throughout the course.

автор: SBOct 6th 2018

It is a wonderful course. Easy with short videos. You get to know about why the archaeology was created and what stellar or solar phenomenon can we perceive through those.

Преподаватель

Giulio Magli

Full Professor
Dept. of Mathematics

О Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological University, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. From 2014 Politecnico di Milano started the release of several MOOCs, developed by the service for digital learning METID (Methods and Innovative Technologies for Learning), giving everybody the chance to enhance personal skills....

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