Astronomical Cuneiform Texts

  title={Astronomical Cuneiform Texts},
  author={Otto Neugebauer},
Three thousand years of sexagesimal numbers in Mesopotamian mathematical texts
  • J. Friberg
  • Physics
    Archive for History of Exact Sciences
  • 2019
The Mesopotamian system of sexagesimal counting numbers was based on the progressive series of units 1, 10, 1·60, 10·60, …. It may have been in use already before the invention of writing, with the
Greek ‘cultural translation’ of Chaldean learning
The investigation into the relationship between Greek and Babylonian systems of learning has overwhelmingly focused on determining the elements that the former borrowed from the latter, while the
Astronomy and culture in Late Babylonian Uruk†
  • J. Steele
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2011
Abstract This article presents three case studies of the role of astronomy within the culture of Late Babylonian Uruk. I argue that in order to fully understand Babylonian astronomy it is necessary
A study of Babylonian planetary theory I. The outer planets
In this study I attempt to provide an answer to the question how the Babylonian scholars arrived at their mathematical theory of planetary motion. Although no texts are preserved in which the
Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism
Two arithmetical models are presented here that explain the complete eclipse prediction scheme and imply a surprisingly early epoch for the Antikythera Mechanism.
Astronomical fine-tuning of the chronology of the Hammurabi age
Disclaimer/Complaints regulations If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons.
A Simulation-Based View on Mesopotamian Computational Practices
  • M. Ossendrijver
  • Philosophy
    Claroscuro. Revista del Centro de Estudios sobre Diversidad Cultural
  • 2021
It is argued that iterative computations which are attested in Mesopotamian and other ancient sources can be productively analyzed and interpreted in a simulation-based framework. Ancient Mesopotamia
Note on Calendar