Jeanette C. Fincke's research while affiliated with Leiden University and other places

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BM 76829, a fragment from the mid-section of a small tablet from Sippar in Late Babylonian script, preserves what remains of two new unparalleled pieces from the cuneiform astronomical repertoire relating to the zodiac. The text on the obverse assigns numerical values to sectors assigned to zodiacal signs, while the text on the reverse seems to rel...


... In a recent paper in this journal, Fincke et al. (2021;hereafter FHR) publish BM 76829, a small but highly interesting astronomical fragment from Babylonia. The obverse of the tablet contains a list of zodiacal signs accompanied by numerical values, which FHR suggest represents the varying rising place of the sun over the horizon at different times of the year. ...