Zodiac Book a Heritage Key Pick for 2010
Heritage Key features THE ZODIAC OF PARIS in a roundup of books to watch this year:
"The Zodiac of Paris by Jed Z. Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz is a study of the Dendera zodiac, an ancient bas-relief temple ceiling adorned with mysterious symbols of the stars and planets. It was first discovered by the French during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, and quickly provoked a controversy between scientists and theologians. Brought to Paris in 1821 and ultimately installed in the Louvre (where it can still be seen today), the zodiac appeared to depict the night-time sky from a time predating the Biblical creation, and therefore cast doubt on religious truth. Jed Z. Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz give a comprehensive account of this incredible archaeological find and its role in disputes over science and faith."