Tag Archives: Ancient Astronomy

c. 1000: Unveiling Mayan Astronomy – Insights from the Dresden Codex

The Dresden Codex, a surviving document from the Mayan civilization, reveals their advanced astronomical knowledge, rivaling that of early Greek and Arabic scholars. It includes detailed tables for tracking celestial bodies, predicting eclipses, and aligning [...]

c. 280 BCE: Aristarchus and the Concept of a Heliocentric Universe

Aristarchus, a Greek astronomer, challenged ancient geocentric beliefs by proposing a heliocentric universe, a revolutionary concept that wasn't widely accepted until centuries later with the works of Copernicus and Kepler