Oldest Known Map of the Stars Found Hidden Under Christian Text
(Worthy News) – One of them was a Greek astronomer named Hipparchus, who looked upon God’s handiwork night after night until he tried to measure and describe all of what he saw. His work, although legendary, was lost to the future.
Glimpses of the work of Hipparchus’ star catalog have been found in a document more than 1,600 years old.
The Museum of the Bible announced that a copy of Hipparchus’ map of the stars was found on the same bit of manuscript that had a later Christian treatise written upon it. [ Source: Western Journal (Read More…) ]
Discovery alert! 💫 Scholars have found the earliest known, scientifically precise star chart hidden in a medieval codex at Museum of the Bible.
Read more about this exciting discovery in Nature: https://t.co/tvV33QsuR4. 🌌 🔭 #newdiscovery #museumresearch pic.twitter.com/op1jZ1ddW1
— Museum of the Bible (@museumofBible) October 19, 2022