Geographical sites:

  • Babylon (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #727082)
    Pleiades_icon Babylon settlement, fort Geocontext: Fostat, Cairo
    Description: An ancient fortified city of the Delta of Egypt, located at Babylon in the area today known as Coptic Cairo.

Citations:

Text #3835

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 159--173]

A: BM 45709

A:
‘Obv.’
4’ – […] when the comet became stationary, […]
10’ – The 20th (May/June), a meteor which was very bright and had a tail, flashed from south to north.
12’ – locusts (?)
15’ – That, month, the comet which had set in Libra (?), on the night of the 20th in the west in the area of the path of […]

‘Rev.’
4’- That month, a fall of cattle … […]

D:
‘Obv.
4’ - […Night] of the 25th, all night very overcast, the cold became severe.

Rev.’
3 – That month, night of the 27th, in the middle watch, there was a fall of fire in the district of Tintir.
19 – The 28th (December/January) (…), a little small hail fell, strong gusty wind and east storm, haze covered the sky; at sunset, the disk of the sun looked like that of the moon, the west wind blew, cold.

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