An Amazing Accomplishment of Pharonic Egyptian Astronomy!

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The papyrus Cairo 86637 calendar is the oldest preserved historical document of naked-eye observations the variable star Algol. Inside the superimposed is the hieratic writing for the word “Horus,” which means a god or a king. Image by Lauri Jetsu 

The Huffington Post shared a fascinating report arguing that Egyptian astronomers discovered the pattern of dimming and  brightening of a binary star system, sinisterly named the “Demon Star,” nearly 3000 years before it was known to Western science.

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