Feb 21, 2008

123 meme

Yep, this is making the rounds (again). I snatched it from Sparkling Red. Fortunately, this time I had a different book lying around. (I'm not tagging but you are welcome to feel tagged.)

Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

But there is as it turns out other Egyptian evidence for a tradition of astrometeorology. We shall see from a look at the fourth-century BC Saft el-Henna naos that the hypothesis that Harkhebi was doing astrometeorology is strengthened by comparison with an earlier Egyptian tradition. The Saft el-Henna naos (sometimes called 'the naos of the decades') is now in several major pieces.

That scholarly bit of writing is from "Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World" by Daryn Lehoux.

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