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18 April 2011

At www.unreportedheritagenews.com/2011/04/rising-above-acropolis-constellat… some computer retrocalculation software of the sky at night has shown that the constellation Draco, the dragon, would have been above the acropolis and its temple in mid first millennium BC. This is when Athens was at its apogee and people celebrated the birth of Athena with festivities and athletic games and contests. Astronomy may have been a part of the process, it is hypothesized, and Draco was highly visible one or two hours after sunset, it seems. In fact, the rising of Draco may actually have signalled the start of the games. If so what was the real connection between Athena and a dragon?

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