Houses of the rising sun

Interesting stuff - I can find no references to directional orientation of any known heathen temple in the the north. The east has always been associated in the Indo-European religions with beginnings, so I suppose it would make sense to orient temples towards the rising sun. Modern heathenry tends to face north a lot... but that's surely a modern innovation.

New research at the University of Leicester has identified scores of Sicilian temples built to face the rising Sun, shedding light on the practices of the Ancient Greeks.

(link) [EurekAlert!]

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