Les temples mégalithiques et l'incidence de la lumière solaire

Malta's Temples - Alignments and religious Motives.
Sur "l'orientation astronomique des temples mégalithiques de Malte et Gozo,
et sur les connotations religieuses". - Auteur : Klaus Albrecht

Bien que très controversé, vous trouverez dans cet ouvrage des informations/avis et illustrations/schémas intéressants... qui n'engagent que leur auteur.

Extraits, dont ceux relatifs notamment aux temples de Mnajdra (Malte)
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Introduction (pp. 10-11)
Malta's temples are a magnificent testimony to the Neolithic temple culture between 3600 and 2500 BC. They correspond with contemporary and similar monuments, for example, in England, Ireland, ans Northern France. Their architectonic alignment to sunrises and sunsets reflects religious archetypes which have been perpetuaded since prehistoric times via the high religions up into modern times.

While the morning incidence of sunlight in Irish cult sites at the solstice and equinoxes are accepted as indisputable, archaelogists have difficulties in accepting similar findings in the case of the Maltese temples.

The thesis presented here will show that the temples in Malta are orientated predominantly to the south-east, in the direction of the rising sun at the winter solstice. ...

Incidence of Sunlight (pp. 25-30)

Firstly the incidence of sunlight will be examined at the northern temple of Mnajdra (i.e. Mnajdra II) in Malta, because it seems to be representative for the other temples. ...
The first winter solstice sunbeam coming through the entrance of this temple falls on a rather prominent erect stone which together with a another upright stone and a horizontal slab forms an alta. This altar is on the left side of the central passage of the temple. After that the sunbeams move from the left to the main altar, and then on to the right altar in the central passage. The whole event lasts from about 7am to 9am.

Référence :
mlt-tmpls-albrecht-bookMalta's temples - Alignments and religious Motives, de Klaus Albrecht,
sur "l'orientation astronomique des temples mégalithiques de Malte et Gozo, et sur les connotations religieuses". - Comprend de nombreux schémas et illustrations.
Vous le trouverez sur place, dans certains musées et certaines librairies AgendaBookshop. En vente également sur le site AgendaMalta (Ed. 2006 - 10 €).
ISBN 9783934858152 - 117 p.

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