A Classification of the Babylonian Astronomical Tablets of the Seleucid Period

  title={A Classification of the Babylonian Astronomical Tablets of the Seleucid Period},
  author={Abraham J. Sachs},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={271 - 290}
  • A. Sachs
  • Published 1 January 1948
  • Physics
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
I. Summary While hunting through the published astronomical cuneifcrm texts of the Seleucid period for Sirius data, it occurred to me that there is need for a brief sketch cf the types and contents of these scattered documents. Chiefly by exploiting the discovery made by Kugler, between 1907 (SSB I) and 1924 (SSB II, Part 2), of the correct interpretation of remarks like FAF NU IGI and ki FAP NU IGI, I have reached some general conclusions as tc the types cf items which are predicted elements… 

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