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 #3879

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 433--443]

BM 41529 + 41546 + 132278

6’ – Night of the 14th, moonrise to sunset: 3°; (when) Andromedae (?) culminated, lunar eclipse; [when it began] on the nor[th] side, […]
7’ – [… in] its eclipse, the north wind blew; in its eclipse, Jupiter and Saturn stood there, at the beginning of clearing, Mars and S[irius (?) came out …]

29 - […] … locusts (in February/March).

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