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 #3812

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 245--253]

B: BM 34362 + 34931 + 35143 + SE 114 + 35422 + 35679 + 35922 + 45616 + 45769
C: BM 34938 + 45701

B14 – the moon was surrounded by a halo.
B20 – the sun was surrounded by a halo.

C5 – That month, on the 13th, a “fall of fire” in the district of Tintir […]

B23’ – Night of the 22nd (February/March) (…) the moon was surrounded by a halo.
B24’ – Night of the 25th, very overcast, lightning flashed, much thunder, rain.
B27’ – That month, the river level from the 22nd to the end of the month rose 8 fingers above the (normal) peak flood

Text #9201

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

One would think that a meteor shower that can be seen from great distances would not be designated as having fallen on a particular district.

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