Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Timeless Zodiac

The oldest surviving depiction of the night sky / Zodiac is the Dendera Zodiac, on display at the Louvre in Paris. It came from the Chapel of Osiris in the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, Egypt. The star alignment dates from 50 B.C. Look closely, most of the Zodiac symbols are the familiar ones we know today. Taurus the Bull is of very ancient origins, perhaps dating from the Stone Age.

Dendera Zodiac

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