The Latest Dated Cuneiform Tablet in the British Museum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2016
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This is the latest datable clay tablet in the British Museum. It gives the monthly positions of the planets in the zodiac signs and the dates of their characteristic phenomena. Dates of solstices, equinoxes, and eclipses are also given. The text also refers to the rising Sirius, an especially bright star used as a calendar marker by various cultures across the ancient world. From Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Seleucid period, reign of unknown ruler, 61-62 CE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 10). The Latest Dated Cuneiform Tablet in the British Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4832/the-latest-dated-cuneiform-tablet-in-the-british-m/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Latest Dated Cuneiform Tablet in the British Museum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 10, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4832/the-latest-dated-cuneiform-tablet-in-the-british-m/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Latest Dated Cuneiform Tablet in the British Museum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Apr 2016. Web. 27 Nov 2021.

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