Message - Re: Azimuths of the Parthenon

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Posted by  Peter Sault on December 17, 2002 at 13:06:42:

In Reply to:  Re: Azimuths of the Parthenon posted by d on December 17, 2002 at 08:28:35:

The Greeks got much of their knowledge of architecture and building from the Phoenicians, from whom they also learned the alphabet (as did we all). Mnesikles, the oft overlooked member of team Parthenon, was Phoenician. Pythagoras' father, Mnesarchus, was Phoenician, from Tyre, where Pythagoras went to school before studying in Egypt and Babylon. Pythagoras learned the sciences of proportion and music in Babylon.

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