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'Decanal stars on boats in Hathor Temple at Dendera.'
Starry gods are sailing on boats across the firmament on the astronomical ceiling in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera. The ceiling consists of seven separate strips but here we are looking at a detail of the lower register of the EASTERNMOST STRIP.
The seated human-headed god and the standing ibis-headed and falcon-headed gods are the decanal stars 33, 34 and 35.
In fact, the lower register of the easternmost strip is entirely filled with figures who are standing or sitting in boats. These are the decans, 36 stars or star groups near the ecliptic whose rise or transit could be used to tell the time during the night. Eventually they were also used by astronomers as place-markers in the sky to divide up the Ecliptic in equal portions. Decans first appear during the Middle Kingdom on the inside of coffin lids, providing the deceased with his own private start clock. Unfortunately, during the subsequent centuries many different lists of decanal stars were developed and very few of these stars can be identified on a modern star map. The decans in this register were listed by Neugebauer and Parker as stars 18 till 35 of the Tanis decan family. Stars 1 till 17 and 36 can be found on the westernmost ceiling strip.

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'Decanal stars on boats in Hathor Temple at Dendera.'
Starry gods are sailing on boats across the firmament on the astronomical ceiling in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera. The ceiling consists of seven separate strips but here we are looking at a detail of the lower register of the EASTERNMOST STRIP.
The ram-headed god, the god with four ram heads and the ibis-headed god are the decanal stars 25, 24 and 23.
In fact, the lower register of the easternmost strip is entirely filled with figures who are standing or sitting in boats. These are the decans, 36 stars or star groups near the ecliptic whose rise or transit could be used to tell the time during the night. Eventually they were also used by astronomers as place-markers in the sky to divide up the Ecliptic in equal portions. Decans first appear during the Middle Kingdom on the inside of coffin lids, providing the deceased with his own private start clock. Unfortunately, during the subsequent centuries many different lists of decanal stars were developed and very few of these stars can be identified on a modern star map. The decans in this register were listed by Neugebauer and Parker as stars 18 till 35 of the Tanis decan family. Stars 1 till 17 and 36 can be found on the westernmost ceiling strip.

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Happy equinox! The Sphinx at Giza faces due east, which means that at sunrise on the equinox (either spring or autumn), it faces directly towards the rising sun. This photograph forms one half of a stereograph, an image published (in this case, by the Keystone View Company) to be viewed through a ‘stereo’ viewer which gave a 3D effect. The image was probably made before the late 1870s (which is when it appears - looking through photographs - that the feet of the sphinx were first fully excavated). The title is “Great Sphinx of Gizeh, the Largest Royal Portrait ever Hewn, Egypt.” Credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division - The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-f484-d471-e040-e00a180654d7 #equinox #autumnequinox #springequinox #risingsun #sphinx #giza #gizeh #east #dueeast #NYPL #schomburgcenter #19thcenturyphotography #stereographic
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'Sky goddess and zodiac in Hathor Temple at Dendera.'
Astronomical Ceiling in Hathor Temple at Dendera.' Looking up in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera gives you a dazzling view of the astronomical ceiling. It is a mysterious world inhabited by star gods and zodiac signs but also by weirder creatures such as snakes on tall legs and birds with human heads.
The astronomical ceiling consists in total of seven separate strips, which are conspicuous by their bright blue colour, that was invisible under a layer of soot before the restoration. Here we see the three strips east from centre. The Second Strip East from centre we see in its entirety in this picture. It consists of a lower and upper register.
The lower register is in its right-hand part inhabited by the goddesses of the twelve hours of the day and their associated deities. In the middle and left-hand part of the register the sun, moon, Sirius, Orion and Venus are sailing across the sky in their boats. The upper register begins and ends with a representation of one of the four winds.
On the left are two boats carrying Isis, Osiris, Ra and Harsomptus. The rest is filled withpersonifications of decanal stars.
The decans of Egyptian astronomy were 36 stars or star groups near the ecliptic whose rise or transit could be used to tell the time during the night. Eventually they were also used by astronomers as place-markers in the sky to divide up the Ecliptic in equal portions.
Decans first appear during the Middle Kingdom on the inside of coffin lids, providing the deceased with his own private start clock. Unfortunately, during the subsequent centuries many different lists of decanal stars were developed and very few of these stars can be identified on a modern star map. The decans in this register were listed by Neugebauer and Parker as stars 1, 2 and 21 till 36 of the Seti I B decan family.

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