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 #3891

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 61--63]

VAT 4924

3 – Night of the 21st (March/April), a fall of fire occurred in the district of Suanna. That month, a fox appeared in broad street of the city.
7 – In the middle part of the day (April/May), a big star which was like a torch flashed from south to north, and the land heard the noise of the sky.
13 – Night of the 17th (May/June), a “fall of fire” occurred in the district of Suanna.

4’ – Night of the 12th (February/March), a small “fall of fire” outside of […]
10’ – The 7th (February/March) a ewe gave birth, and the young had no jaw.
11’ – Night of the 17th, a fall of fire occurred in the district of Suanna.
12’ – The 24th, a bird hatched, and it had 3 feet.

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