From the sea of Gela, the treasure of Atlantis. It had been found 39 ingots made of Orichalcum (Oricalco in Italian), dated 2600 years ago. Plato told that this was the mysterious metal of Atlantis.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Ripescato nel mare di Gela il tesoro di Atlantide
La Soprintendenza del Mare ha riportato alla luce 39 lingotti di Oricalco: risalgono a 2600 anni fa. Per Platone era il misterioso metallo di Atlantide.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
A roman fort in Britannia, a specific orientation to solstices
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Solstices at the Hardknott Roman Fort
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino
From the most ancient times, the Roman military camps were planned according to a certain ideal pattern that was also applied to the coloniae, the outposts established in the territories conquered by Rome. The planning of castra and colonies was based on a chessboard of parallel streets, the main of them being the Decumanus. Probably, some Decumani were oriented to confer a symbolic meaning to the place too. Here we discuss the distinctive layout of a castrum in the Roman Britannia, the Hardknott Fort, and its orientation to the solstices.
Keywords: Archeoastronomy, Solar Orientation, Solstices, Urban Planning, Satellite Images, Google Earth.