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 #3866

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 349--353]

A: BM 35086 + 46149 + 77619
B: BM 34986

5’ - […] 20° of night maximal phase; when it began to clear, [it cleared in x] + 6° of night from the east (?)[…]
6’ - […the remain]der of the planets did not stand there; 2 cubits above α Tauri it became eclipsed; at 25° after sunset.
14’ – [… a comet whose …] the east, and whose tail was to west, in the path of [the Enlil stars …]
19’ – [… the come]t which appeared on the 1st in the path pf the Enlil stars, […] to the north […]
25’ - […in the aft]ernoon, the sun was twice surrounded by a halo.

9’ – Night of the 6th, clouds were in the sky; the comet […] β Capricorni […]

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