Predictions Related to Lunar Eclipses Tablet from Hattusa

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2018
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Lunar eclipses on different days throughout the year were interpreted and their meaning was given. For example:
"...If there is a lunar eclipse on the day of the 6th month: A prince of the royal family sent away in disgrace will come back and seize his father's throne...".
"...If there is a lunar eclipse on the 16th day of the 7th month: The king of the country will die and someone else will take over his throne...".
"...If there is a lunar eclipse on the 14th day of the 8th month: The country will be flooded...".
13th century BCE, from Hattusa (Bogazkoy), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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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