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Why did ancient Egyptian astronomers study the stars?

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Why did ancient Egyptian astronomers study the stars?

Ancient Astronomy:

Ancient astronomy was practiced by cultures around the world and observatories and temples were built to aid their studies. Some examples include Stone Henge in England and the Pyramid of El Castillo in Mexico.

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One of the reasons that Egyptians studied the stars was to align their buildings, like the Great Pyramids of Giza, to follow a specific astronomical...

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Egyptian Achievements: Unification, Pyramids, Hieroglyphics & Calendar

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In this lesson, we will discuss some of the major achievements of ancient Egypt, including its unification by King Menes, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, and the Egyptian calendar.


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