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Paper: At the Dawn of Greek Astronomy: The Temple of Zagora on Andros
Volume: 409, Cosmology Across Cultures
Page: 442
Authors: Coucouzeli, A.; Avghouli, O.
Abstract: In this paper we present briefly the main results of our archaeoastronomical study of the temple of Zagora on Andros. This study has shown that the temple was designed for use as an astronomical observatory in the framework of the cult of the Dioskouroi and probably also for time reckoning and calendric purposes around 757 B.C. As the earliest and hitherto the only known observatory from ancient Greece, the temple of Zagora offers new insights into the beginnings of Greek astronomy.
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