How the Chinese and the Greeks viewed (pretty much) the same sky.
It’s pretty remarkable how differently two cultures can connect the same dots, don’t you think?
(maps via radical cartography)
This is AMAZING. And wonderful because you can click on the pics to flip between the two and compare.
As someone who’s worked in 2 Planetariums, my brain is almost hard wired to see the Ancient Greek version of things, but wow the Chinese one is so much more in depth! They saw so many things! And much more as markers representing ideas than actual images of things.