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.

Citations:

Text #3941

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. Series: Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. Vol. 5
[pp. 49--51]

BM 36612 + 37043 + 37107

Rev.’
II
2 – Year 9, Alexander […]
3 – Month X, night of the 14th, 8 […] after sunset, lunar eclipse. When it began in the east,
4 - [in … of night] all of it was covered. 7° of night maximal phase. In 16° of night from […]
5 – it cleared from the south and east to the west. 4 cubits below ε Leonis it was eclipsed. 50+ [x°]
6 – of night onset, maximal phase, and clearing. During onset and clearing, it was fast, during maximal phase it was slow. During on[set]
7 – Saturn set. (In) its eclipse, Mars stood there; the remainder of the planets did not stand there.
8 – Its eclipse was red. (Lunar eclipse on 14 January 327 BC) During onset, a meteor which was very bright and had a tail,
9 - […] from the area of … […]
10 – Year 10 …. […]
11 – the moon [came out] from mi[st …] (Lunar eclipse on 9 July 327 BC)
12 – in 9° of night it cleared […]
13 – did not stand there. Eclipse […]
14 – Month X, night of the 15th, moonrise to sunset: 2° […]
15 – more than one-fourth of the disc […] (Lunar eclipse on 3 January 326)

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