Posted by Peter Sault on December 15, 2002 at 10:17:18:
In Reply to: Re: Azimuths of the Parthenon posted by Manuel Oliveros on December 15, 2002 at 09:51:51:
Thankyou for trying to help Manuel. I am already aware of all of the links that you give, having spent some 24 hours already searching the Internet. None gives the orientation - not even the Metrum page entitled 'Orientation of the Parthenon'. I found two maps from which I have been able to obtain approximate azimuths but they do not agree with one another, one showing the building at 15 to 16 degrees north of east and the other at 20 to 21 degrees north of east - and even if they agreed that sort of approximation is no good to me. I have checked J.N.Lockyer's 'Dawn of Astronomy' and for all that the man claims to have measure the orientation and talks about how the temple is oriented to the rising of a star he does actually not give the orientation (duh!). Penrose's measurements published in 'Introduction to the Principles of Athenian Architecture' do not include the orientation. Perhaps one of the articles in 'Nature' for Feb 25th 1892 and May 11th 1893 contains the figures but I do not know where I might find those articles and the author (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the webpage that contains a quote from one has not so far replied to an e-mail enquiry sent on 11th December.
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