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The Babylonian astronomical diaries comprise a group of cuneiform texts which record natural events in time spans from months to a whole year.\n<\/p>\n

The most important among these texts are astronomically relevant observations as well as meteorological observations which mainly relate to changes of wind or rain. In addition, monthly summaries state market prices of key commodities and particularly serious state events such as wars and famines.<\/p>\n

The diaries systematically record these events in canonical form and thus enable us to theoretically evaluate the observations. The period we observed ranges from the 6th century BCE to 60 BCE. This group of texts is the only ancient text corpus comprising systematical daily observations over a long period of time. The texts may rightly be considered to mark the empirical peak of ancient astronomy. <\/p>\n\n\n\n\n\n", "additional_information_links": [], "research_group": [ "Gerd Gra\u00dfhoff", "Gordon Fischer" ], "institutions": [ "Humboldt-Universit\u00e4t zu Berlin" ], "keywords": [ "Ancient Astronomy", "Babylon", "diaries", "cuneiform texts", "meteorology" ], "license": { "name": "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE", "url": "https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/de\/", "logo": "by-nc-sa.eu.png" }, "general_information": [ [ "Description", "The Babylonian astronomical diaries comprise a group of cuneiform texts which record natural events in time spans from months to a whole year" ] ], "metadata_blocks": [ { "title": "Specific attributes", "data": [ [ "Creators", "Gerd Gra\u00dfhoff" ], [ "Publisher", "Edition Topoi" ], [ "Institutions", "Humboldt-Universit\u00e4t zu Berlin" ], [ "Subject", "101 Ancient Cultures, 102 History" ], [ "Subject Scheme", "DFG" ] ] }, { "title": "Conditions for use", "data": [ [ "Access", "open" ], [ "License", "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE" ] ] }, { "title": "Technical characteristics", "data": [ [ "pid System", "DOI" ] ] }, { "title": "Annotations", "data": [ [ "Entry Date", "2016-04-18" ], [ "Last Update", "2016-04-18" ] ] } ], "service_images_path": "\/BDIA\/ServiceBDIA\/Images\/", "resource_type_icons_path": "http:\/\/repository.edition-topoi.org\/resource_type_icons\/default\/", "startpage_main_img": "BDIA.jpg", "collections_bg_img": "BDIAstart.jpg", "collection_image_copyright": "Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany (VAT 04956)", "gallery_num_fig_per_page": 12, "gallery_thumbs_url_format": "http:\/\/repository.edition-topoi.org\/BDIA\/ReposBDIA\/small\/BDIA%s\/", "hierarchy_thumbs_url_format": "http:\/\/repository.edition-topoi.org\/BDIA\/ServiceBDIA\/Images\/HeadInText-58x40.png", "hierarchy_placeholder": "http:\/\/repository.edition-topoi.org\/img\/thumb_placeholder.jpg", "visible_on_startpage": true, "uses_sci_version": 2, "filter": { "subject": [ "History of Science", "Astronomy" ], "resource_type": [ "Texts", "Analysis" ], "geolocation": [ "Mesopotamia", "Near East", "Babylonia" ], "period": [ "Antiquity" ] }, "additional_information_text": "

Hunger, Hermann and Abraham Sachs (eds.). Astronomical diaries\nand related texts from Babylonia. Volume I: Diaries from 652 B.C.\nto 262 B.C. Wien: Verlag der \u00d6sterreichischen Akademie der\nWissenschaften, 1988.<\/p> \n

Hunger, Hermann and Abraham Sachs (eds.). Astronomical diaries and related texts from Babylonia. Volume II: Diaries from 261 B.C. to 165 B.C. Wien: Verlag der \u00d6sterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1989.<\/p> \n

Hunger, Hermann and Abraham Sachs (eds.). Astronomical diaries and related texts from Babylonia. Volume III: Diaries from 164 B.C. to 61 B.C. Wien: Verlag der \u00d6sterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1996.\n<\/p>", "doi": "10.17171\/1-3" }