The Solar Orientation of the Gothic Cathedrals of France

The Solar Orientation of the Gothic Cathedrals of France

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Author(s): Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.484 841 1667 6-11 Volume 3 - Apr 2014


The orientation of the Gothic cathedrals of France can be easily discussed and investigated using the satellite maps. Except a few of them, these buildings have the apse facing the rising sun, according to a practice adopted during the medieval period.


Sunrise amplitude, Solar azimuth, Archaeoastronomy, Gothic cathedrals


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