Posted by : Koshime Monday, 20 July 2015

Ancient star chart from Kitora Tomb, Asuka 65BC, depicting sky from seen from China, from locations such as modern-day Xi'an and Luoyang with recognisable star patterns

Note: The star map shows clear celestial patterns not seen in older star maps eg. 17,000 year old Lascaux cave paintings show 
 Pleiades, Taurus, Orion and Aldebaran
It has designations for the horizon, equator and ecliptic circles, as well as recognisable patterns of stars.

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