Text #3633Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation .
Among clearly expressed observations among the Assyrian astrological reports, the most detailed relates to the solar eclipse of BC 657 Apr 15 (Parpola, 1983). This event is recorded on a badly damaged British Museum tablet:
“On the 28th day, at 2 1/2 double hou[rs of the day… ] in the west [… ] it also cover[ed…] 2 fingers towards […] it made [an eclipse], the east wind […] the north wind ble[w. This is its interpretation]…” From [Akkullanu]. [Trans. Hunger, Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings, (1992, p. 63).]
Akkullanu, the writer of a number of surviving texts, was an Assyrian scribe.