Assyrian Astroglyphs: Lord Aberdeen’s Black Stone and the Prisms of Esarhaddon

  title={Assyrian Astroglyphs: Lord Aberdeen’s Black Stone and the Prisms of Esarhaddon},
  author={Michael Roaf and Annette Zgoll},
Vor rund 70 Jahren schlug David Luckenbill vor, die rätselhaften Symbole auf dem Schwarzen Stein des Lord Aberdeen seien in der von Asarhaddon als lumäsu, „Sternbilder" bezeichneten Schrift geschrieben. Aufbauend auf Ideen von Irving Finkel und Julian Reade (1996) und Jo Ann Scurlock (1997) gelangen wir hier zu einer Interpretation dieser Inschrift als „Asarhaddon, König des Landes Assur, König der vier Weltränder" und erklären die Prinzipien dieser ,astroglyphischen' Schrift und ihre Symbolik. 
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