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Egypt

  • Otto Neugebauer
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Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 1)

Abstract

Egypt has no place in a work on the history of mathematical astronomy. Nevertheless I devote a separate “Book” on this subject in order to draw the reader’s attention to its insignificance which cannot be too strongly emphasized in comparison with the Babylonian and the Greek contribution to the development of scientific astronomy.

Keywords

Roman Period Hellenistic Period Middle Kingdom Temple Service Zodiacal Sign 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Neugebauer
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  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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