Geographical sites:

  • Babylon (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #893951)
    Pleiades_icon Babylon urban, settlement Geocontext: Tell Amran
    Description: The ancient city of Babylon began as an Akkadian city-state founded by Amorites in 1894 BC. The city was also the seat of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 608 to 539 BC.


Text #3855

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 283--285]

BM 33024 + 33045 + 45757

14’- a dense haze covered the sky; a few small locusts attacked (in May/June).
28’ – […] … in the morning (of June/July), large locusts which were very numerous attacked […]

3 – many locust attacked.
14 - […] in 19° of night it was completely covered; 24° night maximal phase; [when it began to clear, in] 19° of night it cleared from [… to] west; 1.2° onset, maximal phase, and clearing. Its eclipse […]
15 – [… Mars], Mercury and Venus set; in the beginning of the maximal phase, Saturn came out; during clearing, Ju[piter came out …] … […] opposite the front basket of Aquarius it was eclipsed.
16 – at noon, locusts attacked.

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