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Published by Helsinki University Press
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Gavin White
Feb 22, 2014 Gavin White rated it really liked it
This is volume 8 of the so called 'State Archives of Assyria', that are being published by Helsinki university. In this volume we have the astrological reports sent to the Assyrian king from his many astrologers throughout the land.
The 'reports' are comprised of various omens which are often accompanied by some comments to help the king understand what the omens refer to.
A typical astrological omen will run something like this: 'If Venus keeps a stable position: the days of the king will be lo
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Hermann Hunger an Austrian Assyriologist, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Vienna, until his retirement (2007). An authority on Babylonian astronomy and celestial omens.
Hunger translated a cuneiform tablet from the Babylonian astronomical diaries that describes the appearance of Halley's Comet in 163 BCE.
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