Geographical sites:

  • Babylon (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #893951)
    Pleiades_icon Babylon urban, settlement Geocontext: Tell Amran
    Description: The ancient city of Babylon began as an Akkadian city-state founded by Amorites in 1894 BC. The city was also the seat of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 608 to 539 BC.


Text #8705

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 175--187]

BM 35030

3 - […] much […], thick rain, much PISAN DIB (a term linked with rain), it rained large hail stones.
4 – The 6th, very overcast; in the afternoon, lightning flashed, much heavy thunder.

12 - […a come]t(?) appeared in the path of Ea in the region of Scorpius; it was surrounded by stars (?); its tail was toward the east.
21 - [… a “fall of fi]re” (in July/August) occurred in Tintir on the river bank.

Text #9203

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

That the text specifies “a “fall of fire”…on the river bank,” suggests that this was an actual fall of a flaming object to earth.

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