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 #3832

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[p. 105]

BM 34045

‘Flake’

21’ – That month, redness occurred again and again in the east and west. That month, there was simmu-disease, scabies and scurf in the land.

Text #9445

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

See entry #2544 for possible explanation of the redness as comet dust.

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