Studies in Ancient Astronomy. VIII. The Water Clock in Babylonian Astronomy

  title={Studies in Ancient Astronomy. VIII. The Water Clock in Babylonian Astronomy},
  author={Otto Neugebauer},
  pages={37 - 43}
Two clear-cut types of Babylonian astronomy can be distinguished: one, a highly developed mathematical astronomy which flourished the last three centuries before our era; the other, a rather primitive and crude astronomy which we find in texts of which the archetypes, though there is no direct evidence, possibly go back as far as Old-Babylonian times (i.e., about 1600 B.C.). The first-mentioned mathematical astronomy has as its goal the computation of ephemerides for the moon and the planets… 
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