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archaeoastronomy in cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

©1981 Paramount Pictures. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) arrives in subterranean Map Room.

©1981 Paramount Pictures. The 1930's archaeologist translating instructions to find the Well of the Souls.

©1981 Paramount Pictures. Using the Crystal atop the Staff of Ra, Jones refracts sunbeam to pinpoint Well's location.
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