Main Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia: Volume VII. Almanacs and Normal Star Almanacs

Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia: Volume VII. Almanacs and Normal Star Almanacs

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This volume contains an edition of clay tablets written during the time from the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD. They list astronomical phenomena for a given year in chronological sequence, like a calendar. All data are calculated in advance. They are: first and last appearances of the moon and planets, with day number and zodiacal sign; solstices and equinoxes and phenomena of Sirius. For the outer planets, stations and acronychal risings are given. Furthermore the entrances of planets into zodiacal signs are listed. In some of the tablets, the conjunctions of planets with fixed stars are predicted. The predictions were most likely done with the help of Goal-Year Texts, which were edited in volume VI.
Request Code : ZLIBIO3378933
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Year:
2014
Publisher:
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Language:
English
Pages:
457
ISBN 10:
3700176279
ISBN 13:
9783700176275
ISBN:
3700176279,9783700176275
Series:
Denkschriften Der Philosophisch-Historischen Klasse

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