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 #3841

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 203--205]

BM 34175 + 34039

6’ – in the afternoon, lightning flashed, much thunder, the east wind blew; after it, large hailstones
7’ – which were as big as plums (?)
16’ – […solar eclipse; ] when it began [on the …] and west side, in 20° of day it made two thirds of the disk; when it began to clear, in 18° of day
17’ – […] … was visible (?); at 51° before sunset.
26’ – That month, a goat gave birth, and there was no right thigh (of the young).

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