Were Greek temples oriented towards aurorae?
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.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Laboratory of Archaeometry, Dept of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, 1 Demokratias Ave., Rhodes 85100, Greece
Publication date: 01 February 2006