Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia

Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia

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The first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the origins of the astral sciences in the Ancient Near East, offering a comprehensive reference work on all of the Mesopotamian cuneiform documents concerning astronomy.The night of the 14th day [was cloudy(?); in the mor]ning [watch] the Moon came out; the disk did not wane. [ a€” On the] MS1di day the setting of [the Moon] was not visible; solstice(?). There are a few observations of solar eclipses reported. 1.

Title:Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia
Author:Hermann Hunger, David Edwin Pingree
Publisher:BRILL - 1999-01-01


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