Were Greek temples oriented towards aurorae?
Abstract:Ioannis Liritzis and Helen Vassiliou assess the evidence that the Ancient Greeks saw the aurora borealis, and that it was a rare and special event, strongly enough associated with particular gods to build temples of unusual orientation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Laboratory of Archaeometry, Dept of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, 1 Demokratias Ave., Rhodes 85100, Greece
Publication date: 2006-02-01