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 #3850

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 267--279]

A: BM 45850
B: BM 45693 + 45853

17’ - […] flashed [from the…] and west to the north; its flashing was very fast (?), its light (?) was visible on the ground; after it, thun [der…]

12’ – at noon, the sun was surrounded by a halo, it billowed very much. Night of the 18th (November/December), all night very overcast; the moon was surrounded by a drawing, it billowed very much.
15’ – The 24th, the north wind blew, cold.
16’ – […] clouds crossed the sky, a little rain shower; a little snow fell. (…) all night very overcast, the cold became severe. The 27th, (…) the cold became severe.

14’ – that month, the 7th day, in Babylon a sow gave birth, and the newborn was like … […] had … of a dog.

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