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The paper contains the edition of the fragment K 2280, which is a new manuscript of Enūma Anu Enlil Tablet 47 and joins one of the texts published by E. Gehlken in his edition of Tablet 47. This new text solves many of the questions which were left open in the previous edition. In addition, Tablet 47 can now be shown to follow quite closely a ‘fore...
This article examines the inner structure, building principles, and hermeneutic code of a group of late Middle Bronze age teratomantic tablets from Tigunānum in northern Mesopotamia. While in the final evaluation, the Tigunānum teratomantic corpus is of southern Babylonian inspiration, it represents a very specific local reworking of this tradition...
The subject of this article is a sequence of three historical omen apodoses that mention Mesopotamian kings of the third millennium BC: two kings of the North named …bagar and Rabsisi, the king of Uruk Utu-hegal, and the last king of the Ur III Dynasty Ibbi-Sîn. The sequence derives from the eighth tablet of Šumma ḫašû, “If the lung(s),” the ninth...
Nigella (Ranunculaceae) is a small genus of annuals mainly of Irano-Turanian distribution, but some species also extending across most of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. The genus comprises several taxa of ethnopharmacological interest, as their seeds are used in a wide range of medicinal contexts – those of N. sativa have even developed...
Within the small genus Nigella (Ranunculaceae), mostly N. sativa is of particular interest to researchers because its broad range of culinary and medical uses. However, also its sister species have their own stories to tell - in terms of their morphological and chemical characters, and also of their roles in human (pre-)history. This informal project collates some of the research into this topic.