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.


Text #3789

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[p. 29]

BM 34728 + 35418

11- [Night of the 27th, first part of the night, Mars was] 4 cubits [below(?) α] Arietis. The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 13° 20’. The 28th, 56° before sunset, solar eclipse; when it began, in 12° daytime
12 – […] when it began [to cl]ear, it cleared from south to north in 11° daytime; 23° onset and clearing; during its eclipse blew the west wind which was slanted to the north.

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