Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera

In this paper we discuss the importance of studying the orientation of ancient Christian churches, as a complement to the historical and cultural research of the temples. We present preliminary results of the analysis of the precise spatial orientation of 38 colonial churches located on the Canary I...

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spelling paper:paper_18501168_v29_n3_p62_DiPaolo2023-06-08T16:29:25Z Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera Astronomy Christian religion Church orientation In this paper we discuss the importance of studying the orientation of ancient Christian churches, as a complement to the historical and cultural research of the temples. We present preliminary results of the analysis of the precise spatial orientation of 38 colonial churches located on the Canary Island of La Gomera (Spain). The sample suggests that, although several churches have a canonical orientation within the solar range, a large proportion of them follow a pattern of orientations that is compatible with the steep orography of the island and, therefore, contrasts with the prescriptions contained in the texts of the early Christian writers. © 2018, Centro de Investigaciones en Laseres y Aplicaciones. All rights reserved. 2018 https://bibliotecadigital.exactas.uba.ar/collection/paper/document/paper_18501168_v29_n3_p62_DiPaolo http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12110/paper_18501168_v29_n3_p62_DiPaolo
institution Universidad de Buenos Aires
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topic Astronomy
Christian religion
Church orientation
spellingShingle Astronomy
Christian religion
Church orientation
Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
topic_facet Astronomy
Christian religion
Church orientation
description In this paper we discuss the importance of studying the orientation of ancient Christian churches, as a complement to the historical and cultural research of the temples. We present preliminary results of the analysis of the precise spatial orientation of 38 colonial churches located on the Canary Island of La Gomera (Spain). The sample suggests that, although several churches have a canonical orientation within the solar range, a large proportion of them follow a pattern of orientations that is compatible with the steep orography of the island and, therefore, contrasts with the prescriptions contained in the texts of the early Christian writers. © 2018, Centro de Investigaciones en Laseres y Aplicaciones. All rights reserved.
title Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
title_short Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
title_full Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
title_fullStr Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
title_full_unstemmed Archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
title_sort archaeoastronomical study of the historic churches of la gomera
publishDate 2018
url https://bibliotecadigital.exactas.uba.ar/collection/paper/document/paper_18501168_v29_n3_p62_DiPaolo
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12110/paper_18501168_v29_n3_p62_DiPaolo
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