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 #3902

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 121--123]

BM 35333

10’ – The 9th (July/August), a fall of fire in the district of Eridu.

8’ - [… lunar eclipse …] when it began, after 21° night all of it was eclipsed. 20° night […]
9’ – α Librae (the moon) was eclipsed. In its eclipse, there was lightning, thunder, rain […]
10’ – 1 cubit […] of α Geminorum.

Text #9240

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

That a specific district is named suggests something coming to ground.

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