Olympic Astronomy


Olympia, Stadium Entrance
Stadium Entrance, Olympia.

This came about from a con­ver­sa­tion with Nicholas Kollerstrom at the National Astronomy Meeting. Having worked on how Delphi’s oracle was timed, he sug­ges­ted that I look into the Olympics. This seemed like it should be com­par­at­ively easy, not because you only have to explain one year in four, but because he more or less gave me the answer dur­ing the talk. The Olympics, he said, could be tied to the Venus cycle.

I should point out that if I had read the Da Vinci Code then I would have known this would be a dead end.
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