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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    45745

  • Description

    Clay cuneiform tablet. Astronomical Diary.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Curator's comments

    LBAT 429; Aaboe, Centaurus 24, 23; Sachs-Hunger, Astronomical Diaries 3, no -136 B; Stephenson and Clark, AEAR, 31; Stephenson, HEER, 64-65 (fig 3.9), 129-30, 136-7; Stephenson and Steele, JHA 37 (2006) 55-69

  • Bibliography

    • LBAT no. 429 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1879

  • Acquisition notes

    See the comments by J E Reade in CBT VI p xv on the acquisition of this collection

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    45745

  • Registration number

    1881,0706.157

Babylonian cuneiform tablet. Astronomical diary for the second half of the year 175 of the Seleucid Era, including a description of the total eclipse on the sun on the 29th day of the intercalary month Addar (corresponding to 15 April 136 BC)

Babylonian cuneiform tablet. Astronomical diary for the second half of the year 175 of the Seleucid Era, including a description of the total eclipse on the sun on the 29th day of the intercalary month Addar (corresponding to 15 April 136 BC)

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