Stonehenge, pyramids of Egypt, Macchu Picchu… Many famous ancient sites of archaelogy around the world are connected to the sky. Their structure and the way the light interacts with them during celestial events such as equinoxes and solstices show that the ancient civilizations were deeply involved in astronomy.
Archaeoastronomy is an interdisciplinary science between astronomy, architecture and archaeology. In this fascinating 40 hours MOOC, you will learn how the architects of the past made alive their religious and symbolic world. You will also learn how to look at the sky with the naked eye.
The professor of this Archaeoastronomy MOOC is Giulio Magli, Full Professor, Dept. of Mathematics at Politecnico di Milano. This course is free if you only want to read the content of the course and to watch the videos. You will have to pay a few dollars if you want to access all of the course, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).
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