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This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE

Course Curriculum

lec1 Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones (Giulio Magli) 00:03:00
lec2 The celestial coordinates and the apparent motion of the Sun (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec3 The constellations and the apparent motion of the stars (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec4 Precession and the reconstruction of ancient skies (Giulio Magli) 00:04:00
lec5 Sightseeing with an archaeoastronomer’s eye (Giulio Magli) 00:04:00
lec6 Astronomy and architecture: a very early connection (Giulio Magli) 00:06:00
lec7 Archaeoastronomy in action: hierophanies and sacred landscapes (Giulio Magli) 00:06:00
lec8 The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec9 The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Newgrange (Giulio Magli) 00:05:00
lec10 The stellar destiny of the Pharaohs (Giulio Magli) 00:05:00
lec11 The Great Pyramid and the stars (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec12 The horizon of Khufu (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec13 Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian calendar (Giulio Magli) 00:06:00
lec14 The Amarna heresy and the horizon of the Aten (Giulio Magli) 00:05:00
lec15 Maya astronomy and calendar (Giulio Magli) 00:08:00
lec16 Chichen Itza and the Serpent Equinox (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec17 The Inca pillars of the sun (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec18 Macchu Picchu (Giulio Magli) 00:05:00
lec19 Houses of the Gods: the Greek temples of Sicily (Giulio Magli) 00:06:00
lec20 Aosta and Augustus’ power from the stars (Giulio Magli) 00:07:00
lec21 Astronomy and empire at the Pantheon in Rome (Giulio Magli) 00:06:00
lec22 Conclusions and perspectives (Giulio Magli) 00:05:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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