Ancient Astronomy

The earliest references to astronomy in India are found in the Rig Veda, which are dated 2000 BC
The earliest references to astronomy in India are found in the Rig Veda, which are dated 2000 BC

Ancient astronomers in all parts of the world watched and recorded the night sky for thousands of years and created myths and belief systems based on the patterns they saw. Belief systems that shaped ancient societies, influenced the lives of billions of humans for thousands of years, and helped determine the history of the planet and humankind.

Read about ancient cultures across the globe, their sky watching practices and beliefs, and the ways our sky watching habit has changed the way we live.

Warren Wong

Editor and Chief,

Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time.

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