Did ancient Egyptians think of the Milky Way as a specific attribute of the sky goddess Nut? A new study uses computer simulations of the ancient sky and analysis of Egyptian astronomical texts to argue the Milky Way may have been considered Nut’s backbone or outstretched arms at different times of the year.

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