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Akkadian Cylinder Seal of Adda (c. 2250 B.C.) with, left to right, Ninurta, Ishtar, Shamash,
and Ea. From Dury, Art of the Ancient Near and Middle East, Abrams,
Akkadian Cylinder Seal (c. 2200 B.C. showing Gilgamesh slaying the bull of heaven,
with Enkidu? Also from Dury; both in British Museum.
Boundary stone of Nebuchadnezzar I (c. 1200 B.C.)
with solar, lunar, and stellar symbolism
Egyptian cosmos, with sky goddess Nut, air god Shu, and earth
god Geb. From the Book of the Dead.
Egyptian representation of the northern constellations, Tomb of Seti I;
Parker "Ancient Egyptian Astronomy," in Kendall, The Place of Astronomy
in the Ancient World.
Temple of Amon-Re at Karnak, with "High Room of the Sun". From
E.C. Krupp, Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science, AAAS.
Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel (before moving). Krupp.
Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan as see from Pyramid of the Moon
Street of the Dead, looking approximately south from the Pyramid of
Looking toward western horizon from Pyramid of Sun, perpendicular to
west face; see Aveni, Skywatchers