Ancient Egyptian Astrology

What did Egypt influence for today?

Studies & Discoveries!

Ancient Egypt is known for many of our first discoveries that are still used today. Contributions from the Egyptians can include our first clock, calendar and first planet discovered. The reasons behind these discoveries include time efficiency of when the Nile Flooded and of when it was a good time to grow crops. In small, but short terms, it was all in the name of Survival.

How they studied.

Egyptians would engineer special temples specifically for Astronomical studies, each had their own Decan (Observer) studying the stars and searching for new things almost every day.

Examples of Discovery

How they noted Astrological Events

Ancient Egypt kept almost every single important note in a hieroglyphic. Astrological Events took no difference as they are also kept on a wall of hieroglyphics in a single temple or Pyramid.

Timeline

Ancient Egypt was known to have 3 major timelines, the Beginning, Middle, and Golden Ages. Most of Egypt's astronomical work was done during the middle ages. Whereas it included the creation of the Calendar, and clock based upon the location of the sun and stars. This also included the discovery of Mercury and the Milky Way Galaxy itself.
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Location

Ancient Egypt and it's culture was located mostly along the Nile River. Most of the Egyptians lived in the cities of Cairo, Memphis, and Giza in hopes of survival and discovery. They used their knowledge of the stars to accurately predict the annual flooding of the Nile, in which it meant the time of harvest and re-growth.
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Resources

"Egyptian Astronomy, Astrology, and Calendrical Reckoning." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Vol. 15. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. 706-727. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.


"Technology and Engineering: Building the Pyramids." World Eras. Ed. Edward I. Bleiberg. Vol. 5: Ancient Egypt, 2615 - 332 B.C.E. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 283-285. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.


"Ancient Egyptian Contributions to Science." Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Student Resources in Context. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.


"Egypt." Ancient Civilizations Reference Library. Ed. Judson Knight and Stacy A. McConnell. Vol. 1: Almanac Volume 1: Egypt-India. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 1-48. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 2 Sept. 2015.