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 #3802

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 103--115]

BM 33837

3 - […] … Night of the 9th ( September/October), last part of the night, overcast, lightning flashed continuously in all four directions, much thunder, thick rain DUL (a term occurring with rain and hail).
21 – Night of the 26th (and) the 26th, the river level rose very much.
24 - That month (October/November), a “fall of fire” in […]
38 – That month, a great flood came […] …

Lower edge

2 – That month, a “fall of fire” in the city of Marad […] …


1- The 3rd (December/January), cold (?)[…] …

2- Night of the 6th, very overcast; the moon was surrounded by a halo, Jupiter stood in front of the wall of the halo to the west.
6 – The 15th, the cold became severe.
7- The 17th, the sun was twice surrounded by a halo.

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