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 #3929

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 343--347]

BM 36710 + 92688 + 92689

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1 - […] there was famine in Babylonia; people sold their children. People died of … That year, there was ekketu-disease.1

  1. Probably scabies according to Jo Ann Scurlock and Burton R. Andersen in Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine: Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses (2005) University of Illinois. [nE]

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