The Theory of Omens

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 August 2017

On this clay tablet, the author has listed the titles of cuneiform omen collections drawn from celestial and terrestrial phenomena. Rather unusually, he explains that the validity of an individual omen depends on the particular month and the time of the day or night. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashurbanipal II, 7th century BCE. From the Library of Ashurbanipal II at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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