Ancient civilizations, precession of the equinoxes

Ancient civilizations, precession of the equinoxes

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Just as day and night are caused by the spinning Earth, and the seasons by the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, so too did the ancients believe in a larger cycle that influenced the rise and fall of civilizations.

Fascinating stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqAuEu9YU7U

And more about ancient civilisations with advanced knowledge here:
Ancient Astronomers

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