Tablet Observation of Halley's Comet

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016

Babylonian astronomical diaries recorded daily observation of the moon and planets from around the 7th century BCE onward. The diaries for 164-163 BCE contain observations of Halley's comet at its 1st and last visibility. This observation written in cuneiform, can be dated to about 22 to 28 September 164 BCE. From Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 164 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 07). Tablet Observation of Halley's Comet. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4835/tablet-observation-of-halleys-comet/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tablet Observation of Halley's Comet." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4835/tablet-observation-of-halleys-comet/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tablet Observation of Halley's Comet." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2016. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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