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 #3916

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 209--226]

A: BM 45766
B: RM 792 + BM 32240 + 32430 + 32489

13’ – [… solar eclipse …] when it began to clear on the no[rth-ea]st side, in 9° daytime a little more than 2 fingers remained to clear.

3 – […] flashed [ab]ove (?) Pleiades, its light could be seen on the ground. Night of the 4th (November/December), first part of the night, a meteor which was like a tor[ch …]
4 – […] a ewe gave birth, and (the newborn had) 3 heads and necks, 3 buttocks (?).

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