stretching the cord astronomy

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Building the Great Pyramid17 Feb 2011 ... these allowed construction workers to lay out straight lines and right-angles, and also to orient the sides and corners of structures, in accordance with astronomical alignments. It is clear that the Egyptians were using their knowledge of the stars to assist them in their architectural projects from the beginning of the pharaonic period (c.3100-332 BC), since the ceremony of pedj shes ('stretching the cord'), reliant on astronomical knowledge, is first attested on a granite ...

chapter 7 unveilling seshat: new insights into the stretching of the ...ceremonies and especially in the stretching of the cord. the representation of this rite would last for at least 3000 years, from the very early protoYDynastic quotations to the most recent representations, such as the one of the Roman Emperor Hadrian at the temple of Esna, thus covering practically the totality of ancient Egyptian history. We shall discuss two aspects of the problem: the related astronomical texts and the controversial hieroglyphic sign of the goddess Seshat.

UNESCO Astronomy and World Heritage Webportal - Show themethey aligned their temples in perfect agreement with the perceived cosmic order, choosing selective patterns of astronomical orientation that differed according to the place, the epoch, and the characteristics of the relevant divinity or divinities. they even invented a ceremony, 'the stretching of the cord', to fulfil their expectations. And finally, they may well have selected certain sites within their homeland where cosmic order would be manifested in landscapes reflecting both earthly and ...

Stretching the Cord Secrets in Plain SightSeshet's origins involve the stars and ancient Egyptian astronomy. Here are a Pharaoh's words inscribed on the Temple of Horus at Edfu: I have grasped the stakeI take the measuring cord in the company of Seshet. I consider the progressive movements of the stars. My eye is fixed upon the Bull's Thigh [Ursa Major]. I count off timeand establish the corners of the Temple'. Seshat Luxor temple. Spell 10 of the Coffin Texts states Seshet opens the door of heaven for you. She has ...

The Stretching of the Cord - Easter Island - Bedford Astronomy Club29 Aug 2017 ... the orientation of a temple took place when the foundations were laid. This operation had an important symbolic meaning, and coincided with a precise ceremony described and represented in many temples, such as that of Hatshepsut and that of Dendera, for instance. the ceremony was called stretching of the cord, and it is extremely ancient, being quoted for the first time in the Palermo Stone, a list of the kings of the first five dynasties (Belmonte 2001). In a typical ...

Volume 10 - Archaeologia BalticaUncovering Seshat: new insights into the stretching of the cord ceremony. PDF. III. ASTRONOMICAL AND ETHNOCOSMOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ETHNOLOGICAL ARTEFACTS. Michael A. Rappenglück Tracing the celestial deer an ancient motif and its astronomical interpretation across cultures. PDF. Antonio César González García, Marco V. García Quintela, Juan Antonio Belmonte, Manuel Santos Estévez Calendrical deer, time-reckoning and ...

The Foundation Ceremony For Ancient Egyptian Religious Buildings13 Jun 2011 ... Known as pedj-shes, or "stretching the cord", it was of such importance that the whole ceremony, or at least that section leading up to actual construction, was called by the same name. the reason this rite was so important was that it aligned the whole temple by careful astronomical observation and measurement. This was probably done by sighting northern circumpolar stars through a notched stick called a merkhet. This was perhaps accomplished by sighting the ...

Astronomy, Architecture, and Symbolism: The Global Project of ...11 Jun 2015 ... This would still work independently of the validity, or not, of the error versus time trend (related to precession) originally defended by Spence. For the stretching of the cord ceremony, see J.A. Belmonte, M.A. Molinero and N. Miranda, Unveiling Seshat: New Insights into the stretching of the cord Ceremony, in J.A.Belmonte and M.Shaltout (eds), In Search of Cosmic Order, Selected Essays on Egyptian Archaeoastronomy (Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press, ...

The Temple of Hathor at Dandara, Egypt - UNESCO Astronomy and ...Two of the buildings at Dandara are important in relation to astronomy: the temple of Isis, orientated (presumably deliberately) upon the rising position of Sopdet (Sirius), one of the celestial manifestations of Isis, and the temple of Hathor. This fact that the latter is oriented astronomically is established by the various stretching-of-the-cord ceremonies and related texts engraved on its walls. the decorations also include various feast calendars, the famous circular Zodiac in the ceiling of a ...

The Application of the Montage Image Mosaic Engine To The ...8 Feb 2017 ... the APPLICATION OF the MONTAGE IMAGE MOSAIC ENGINE TO the VISUALIZATION OF. ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES. G. Bruce Berriman1 and J.C. Good2. IPAC, Mail Code 100-22, Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125. 1 ... available and has been widely used in the astronomy and IT communities for research, product gen- ... diffuse features; it offers an adaptive image stretching method that preserves the full dymamic range of a FITS image;.

An Ancient Method of Finding and Extending Direction - archaeopoject"stretching of the cord" ceremony, a founda- tion-laying ritual. the state of ancient Egyptian technology in- dicates that the pyramid builders had access to only the most rudimentary devices. For example, the magnetic compass, which we take for gran- ted, was unknown to them. Indeed, if they had been acquainted with its use, the magnitude of error would have been much greater, for the north magnetic pole, which the needle seeks, is not on the meridian as is the geographical pole.

On the possible discovery of precessional effects in ancient astronomy.not less than four times, every time in the occasion of a subsequent enlargement which took place during the centuries. This led Lockier to conclude that the temple was aligned to a star, and that precession caused the slight deviations of the axis in the course of successive enlargements. Unfortunately, although we do have several description of the alignment ceremony of temples to the stars, which was called by the Egyptians stretching of the cord, we do not have a clear picture.

On the astronomical orientation of the IV dynasty Egyptian ... - arXivpyramids, which turn out to be somewhat 80 years later than usually accepted. No evidence of orientation ceremony exists for the old kin

an astronomical approach to the orientation of the temples in ancient ...constellations of ancient Egyptians, Journal for the History of astronomy xxxvii, 373-. 92. Miranda, N., Belmonte, J.A. and Molinero M.A. (2007), Uncovering Seshat: new insights at the stretching of the cord ceremony, Archaeologia Baltica 11, in press. Shaltout, M. and Belmonte, J.A. (2005), On the orientation of ancient Egyptian temples. (1): Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia, Journal for the History of astronomy xxxvi, 273-. 98. Paper 1. Shaltout, M., Belmonte, J.A. and Fekri, M. (2007): On ...

Foundation Rituals of Ancient Egypt: Elaborate Rites Conducted to ...15 Jun 2015 ... the first of these rituals, stretching the cord, became, over time, the most important one. the reason was because it aligned the whole temple by careful astronomical observation and measurement. the cord was the mason's line which was used to measure the dimensions of the building and align the building with the stars or points of the compass. This ritual had three distinct phases; marking out the four corners of the building at night, stretching the cord or ...