AD -187A

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o 1o 1

[MU 1 ME 24.KAM₂ man]-ti-ʾu-uk-su u [mse-lu-ku A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ ITU.DU₆] 1 15 na-su KUR₄ DIR muš ana šamaš₂ SIG GE₆ 2 sin ina [IGI? ...]

(o 1) [Year 124, kings Ant]iochus and [Seleucus, his son. Month VII,] the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month), sunset to moonset: 15°; it was bright, measured (despite) clouds; it was low to the sun. Night of the 2nd, the moon was [...] in fr[ont? of ...,]

o 22

[ina IGI dele-bat N N ana] ŠU₂ GUB sin 2 KUŠ₃ ana ULU₃ [SIG ...] ŠU₂.ŠU₂ ina ZALAG₂ AN UTAḪ i-ṣa 3 ŠU₂.ŠU₂ ULU₃ u KUR ŠAR₂ GIN [...]

(o 2) it stood [... in front of Venus to] the west, the moon being 2 cubits [low] to the sou[th ...] very overcast; last part of the night, a little rain shower. The 3rd, very overcast, gusty south and east winds blew [...]

o 33

[... GE₆] 5 SAG GE₆ sin SIG SI-MAŠ₂ [N N ...] 5 ŠU₂.ŠU₂ ki ŠU₂ šamaš₂ GIR₂ GIR₂ AN UTAḪ GE₆ 6 SAG GE₆ [...]

(o 3) [... Night] of the 5th, beginning of the night, the moon was [...] below β Capricorni [...] The 5th, very overcast; at sunset, lightning flashed, rain shower. Night of the 6th, beginning of the night, [...]

o 44

[... ina IGI] GENNA 1 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ GUB ana SI-šu₂ ša₂ SI? [kun-nu ...] GU₃ U AN UTAḪ 6 ina še-ri₃ DIR AN ZA GE₆ 7 SAG [GE₆ ...]

(o 4) [...] (the moon) stood 1 cubit [in front of Satu]rn to the west, [it was set] to its northern? horn [..., th]under, rain shower. The 6th, in the morning, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 7th, beginning [of the night, ...]

o 55

[... GE₆] 8 USAN dele-bat SIG MUL₂.BABBAR 1 KUŠ₃ [...] SAG GE₆ DIR AN ZA 10 DIR SAL AN ZA GE₆ 11 SAG GE₆ [...]

(o 5) [... Night] of the 8th, first part of the night, Venus was 1 cubit below Jupiter [... beginn]ing of the night, clouds were in the sky. The 10th, thin clouds were in the sky. Night of the 11th, beginning of the ni[ght, ...]

o 66

[... ana] ŠU₂ LAL GE₆ 12 SAG GE₆ sin [SIG MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN N KUŠ₃ sin N] KUŠ₃ ana NIM DIB 12 15.40 ŠU₂ NU PAP GE₆ 13 [...]

(o 6) [...] back to the west. Night of the 12th, beginning of the night, the moon was [nn cubits below α Arietis, the moon] having passed [nn] cubits to the east. The 12th, moonset to sunrise: 15° 40'; I did not watch. Night of the 13th, [...]

o 77

[...] 2? KUŠ₃ 13 4 10+[x na ...] 1+x ME DIR muš DIR AN ZA sin TUR₃ NIGIN ina ZALAG₂ sin [...]

(o 7) [...] 2? cubits. The 13th, [sunrise to moonset:] 10+[x' ...] moonrise to sunset: ⸢1+x⸣, measured (despite) clouds; clouds were in the sky, the moon was surrounded by a halo; last part of the night, the moon [...]

o 88

[... GE₆ 15 ina ZALAG₂ sin e MUL₂-x]-ša₂-še-pit₂-MAŠ.MAŠ 2 KUŠ₃ sin 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ LAL 15 DIR SAL AN [...]

(o 8) [... Night of the 15th, last part of the night, the moon was] 2 cubits [above η/μ] Geminorum, the moon being 1/2 cubit back to the west. The 15th, thin clouds were [in the sky ...]

o 99

[...] 17 ŠU₂.ŠU₂ ina KIN.SIG U 1-en-šu₂ GU₃-šu₂ ŠUB AN UTAḪ GE₆ [18 ...]

(o 9) [...] The 17th, very overcast; in the afternoon, it thundered once, rain shower. Night [of the 18th, ...]

o 1010

[... N] KUŠ₃ GE₆ 19 ina ZALAG₂ sin SIG LUGAL [N N] GE₆ 20 ina ZALAG₂ sin ina IGI GIŠ.KUN-A 1 KUŠ₃ 20 DIR [AN] ZA GE₆ 21 [...]

(o 10) [... nn] cubits. Night of the 19th, last part of the night, the moon was [...] below α Leo[nis]. Night of the 20th, last part of the night, the moon was 1 cubit in front of ϑ Leonis. The 20th, clouds were in the [sky]. Night of the 21st, [...]

o 1111

[...] DIR AN ZA GE₆ 22 ina ZALAG₂ sin SIG DELE-[ša₂]-IGI-ABSIN 2 1/2 KUŠ₃ sin 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ LAL 22 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 23 DIR AN [...]

(o 11) [... cl]ouds were in the sky. Night of the 22nd, last part of the night, the moon was 2 1/2 cubits below γ Virginis, the moon being 1/2 cubit back to the west. The 22nd, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 23rd, clouds [...] the sky [...]

o 1212

[... GE₆ 25 ina] ZALAG₂ sin SIG RIN₂-ša₂-ULU₃ 2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 26 [ina] ZALAG₂ sin ar₂ RIN₂-ša₂-SI 3 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 27 ina ZALAG₂ sin ina IGI SI₄ 1/2 KUŠ₃ 27 9 [(x) KUR ...]

(o 12) [... Night of the 25th, last part of the ni]ght, the moon was 2 cubits below α Librae. Night of the 26th, last part of the night, the moon was 3 cubits behind β Librae. Night of the 27th, last part of the night, the moon was 1/2 cubit in front of α Scorpii. The 27th, [moonrise to sunrise]: [...]

o 1313

[...] ŠU₂ ITU BI KI.LAM še-im 2(GUR) GUR 5(BAN₂) ZU₂.LUM.MA 3(GUR) GUR 5(BAN₂) kas₃ 5(GUR) GUR saḫ-le₁₀ 3(BARIG) 2(BAN₂) ŠE.GIŠ.I₃ 1(BARIG) 5(BAN₂)? [...]

(o 13) [...] overcast. That month, the equivalent was: barley, 2 kurru 5 sūtu; dates, 3 kurru 5 sūtu; mustard, 5 kurru; cress, 3 pānu 2 sūtu; sesame, 1 pānu 5 sūtu? [...]

o 1414

[... ana 1 GIN₂ KU₃.BABBAR] ep-šu₂ i-nu-šu₂ MUL₂.BABBAR ina PA dele-bat ina PA ina TIL ITU ina MAŠ₂ GENNA ina MAŠ₂ GU₄.UD u AN ša₂ ŠU₂.MEŠ NU IGI.MEŠ ITU BI ILLU 4 SI GIN [...]

(o 14) were sold [for 1 shekel of silver]. At that time, Jupiter was in Sagittarius; Venus was in Sagittarius, at the end of the month, in Capricorn; Saturn was in Capricorn; Mercury and Mars, which had set, were not visible. That month, the river level rose 4 fingers [...]


o 1515

[ITU.APIN 30 10] na-su a-kam₂ muš ana šamaš₂ SIG sin ina IGI MUL₂.BABBAR 2 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ GUB sin 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ULU₃ SIG GE₆ 2 sin ina IGI SI MAŠ₂ 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ sin 3 KUŠ₃ ana ULU₃ [SIG ...]

(o 15) [Month VIII, (the 1st of which was identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month),] sunset to moonset: [10]°, measured (despite) mist; it was low to the sun; the moon stood 2 cubits in front of Jupiter to the west, the moon being 1 1/2 cubits low to the south. Night of the 2nd, the moon was 1 1/2 cubits in front of β Capricorni, the moon being 3 cubits [low] to the south [...]

o 1616

[... ina IGI dele-bat N N] ana ŠU₂ GUB ana ŠA₃-šu₂ kun-nu ana SI-šu₂ ša₂ SI x x 3 GU₄.UD ina ŠU₂ ina PA 2 KUŠ₃ ar₂ MUL₂.BABBAR GU₄.UD 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ULU₃ SIG IGI KUR NIM-a 16 na-su in [x IGI ...]

(o 16) [...] it stood [... in front of Venus] to the west; it was set towards its inside, ... to its northern horn. The 3rd, Mercury’s first appearance in the west in Sagittarius, 2 cubits behind Jupiter, Mercury being 1 1/2 cubits low to the south; it was bright (and) high, sunset to setting of Mercury: 16°, [(ideal) first appearance] o[n the xth ...]

o 1717

[x N na] MUL₂.BABBAR GE₆ 4 SAG GE₆ sin ina IGI MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂ 3 KUŠ₃ ina IGI GENNA 3 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ GUB USAN dele-bat SIG SI-MAŠ₂ 2 1/2 KUŠ₃ USAN GENNA ana NIM [ina LAL-šu₂]

(o 17) [sunset to setting of Ju]piter: [nn°]. Night of the 4th, beginning of the night, the moon was 3 cubits in front of γ Capricorni, it stood 3 cubits in front of Saturn to the west; first part of the night, Venus was 2 1/2 cubits below β Capricorni; first part of the night, Saturn, while [moving back] to the east,

o 1818

[e MUL₂]-IGI-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂ 14 SI GE₆ 5 SAG GE₆ sin ar₂ MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂ 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 6 6 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 7 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 8 SAG GE₆ DIR AN DIB AN [...]

(o 18) was 14 fingers [above] γ Capricorni. Night of the 5th, beginning of the night, the moon was 1 1/2 cubits behind δ Capricorni. Night of the 6th (and) the 6th, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 7th, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 8th, beginning of the night, clouds crossed the sky, rain? [...]

o 1919

[SAG] GE₆ ŠU₂ ina ZALAG₂ AN DUL 8 kal ME DIR AN ZA GIR₂ GU₃ U AN PISAN DIB GE₆ 9 SAG GE₆ DIR AN DIB GIR₂ GU₃ U ṣar-ḫu MAḪ AN rad PISAN DIB kal GE₆ ŠU₂ 9 kal [ME ...]

(o 19) [beginning] of the night, overcast; last part of the night, rain DUL. The 8th, all day clouds were in the sky, lightning, thunder, rain PISAN DIB. Night of the 9th, beginning of the night, clouds crossed the sky, lightning, much wailing thunder, cloudburst, PISAN DIB; all night overcast. The 9th, all day [...]

o 2020

AN na-al-šu₂ GE₆ 10 DIR AN ZA SAG GE₆ sin SIG MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-[SAG]-ḪUN 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ sin 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ LAL 10 kal ME DIR AN ZA in 11 MUL₂.BABBAR ina PA ŠU₂ GE₆ 12 SAG <GE₆> sin ar₂ MUL₂.MUL₂ [N N ...]

(o 20) dew. Night of the 10th, clouds were in the sky; beginning of the night, the moon was 1 1/2 cubits below β [Arie]tis, the moon being 1/2 cubit back to the west. The 10th, all day clouds were in the sky. Around the 11th, Jupiter’s last appearance in Sagittarius. Night of the 12th, beginning <of the night>, the moon was [...] behind η Tau[ri ...]

o 2121

GE₆ 13 SAG GE₆ sin ina IGI ŠUR-GIGIR-ša₂-SI [N N 13 N ŠU₂] DIR muš GE₆ 14 6 ME DIR muš ina ZALAG₂ sin e MAŠ.MAŠ-ša₂-SIPA 3 KUŠ₃ sin 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana NIM DIB 14 [N na]

(o 21) Night of the 13th, beginning of the night, the moon was [...] in front of β Tauri. [The 13th, moonset to sunrise: nn°;] measured (despite) clouds. Night of the 14th, moonrise to sunset: , measured (despite) clouds; last part of the night, the moon was 3 cubits above γ Geminorum, the moon having passed 1/2 cubit to the east. The 14th, [sunrise to moonset: nn°;]

o 2222

[DIR] NU PAP GE₆ 15 6? GE₆ [ina ZALAG₂ sin SIG MAŠ.MAŠ-ar₂ N N sin i]-ṣa ana NIM DIB 15 18 na ša₂ GU₄.UD GE₆ 16 SAG GE₆ DIR AN DIB AN DUL ina ZALAG₂ sin ar₂ MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-ALLA-ša₂-ULU₃ [N N]

(o 22) [clouds, I did] not watch. Night of the 15th, sunset to moonrise: ?; [last part of the night, the moon was ... below β Geminorum, the moon] having passed a little to the east. The 15th, sunset to setting of Mercury: 18°. Night of the 16th, beginning of the night, clouds crossed the sky, rain DUL; last part of the night, the moon was [...] behind δ Cancri.

o 2323

[... dele-bat ana] GENNA TE ŠE.ER.ZI-šu₂-nu a-ḫa-meš ka-šid? ina ZALAG₂ sin SIG [...]

(o 23) [... Venus] came close [to Sat]urn, their glows reached? each other; last part of the night, the moon was [...] below [...]

o 2424

[...] KUŠ₃ GE₆ 20 USAN dele-bat e MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SUḪUR-[MAŠ₂ N N ...]

(o 24) [...] cubits. Night of the 20th, first part of the night, Venus was [...] above δ Capricorni [...]

o 2525

[...] RIN₂?-ša₂?-ULU₃? [...]

(o 25) [...] α Librae? [...]

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r 1'r 1'

[...] x x x [...]

(r 1') [...] ... [...]

r 2'2'

[... dele]-bat ina TIL zib.ME ŠU₂ in 15 GU₄.UD [ina] ŠU₂ ina [zib.ME IGI ...]

(r 2') [... Venu]s’ last appearance in the end of Pisces; around the 15th, Mercury’s [first appearance in] the west in [Pisces; ...]

r 3'3'

[... AN ina] GU ITU BI [...] 3 18 DANA KI [x x] 1 ŠU₂ 24 [...]

(r 3') [... Mars was in] Aquarius. That month, [...] the 3rd?, 18 double-hours ... [...] ... [...]

r 4'4'

[...] 7? ana E.KI [...] x [...] E₂? gap-pi MEŠ ša₂ x x [x] tar-ṣa x [...]

(r 4') [...] the 7th? to Babylon [...] ... [...] the house of ... which ... [...]

r 5'5'

[...] x šu₂-nu ša₂ MU x [...] GU₄ u UDU SISKUR [...].MEŠ ana bul-ṭi-šu₂ u ana bul-ṭu ša₂ DAM-šu₂ u A.MEŠ-šu₂ [...]

(r 5') [...] their ... [... sacrificed] cattle and sheep for his life and for the life of his wife and his sons [...]

r 6'6'

[...] ša₂ ina ŠU.II-šu₂ x x x x [x] MU-a-ti₃ ŠUB-di x [x x x] MU-a-ti₃ 3-šu₂ KI LU₂ x [x x] NIGIN ni-gu-tu₂ u [...]

(r 6') [...] which were in his hands ... this ... this ... three times with the ... merry-making and [...]

r 7'7'

[...] KU₄-ub U₄.4.KAM₂ ina KA₂.SIKIL.LA KA₂ GAL-i ša₂ E₂.SAG.GIL₂ x x x GU₄.MEŠ u UDU.[SISKUR].MEŠ ana dEN dGAŠAN-[ia₂ ...]

(r 7') [...] entered. The 4th, at Kasikila, the great gate of Esangil ... cattle and sheep for Bēl, [ltiya ...]

r 8'8'

[...] ša₂ DAM-šu₂ u A.MEŠ-šu₂ DU₃? x šu₂ -kin-nu LU₂.ŠA₃.TAM E₂.SAG.GIL₂ u E.KI.MEŠ LU₂.UNKIN ša₂ E₂.SAG.GIL₂ [...]

(r 8') [... for the life] of his wife and his sons he sacrificed (and) prostrated himself. The šatammu of Esangil and the Babylonians, the assembly of Esangil [...]

r 9'9'

[...] šu?-pal-šu₂ ki-li-li ša₂ 1 lim GIN₂ KU₃.GI ana man LUGAL il-tak-nu- U₄ BI LU₂.pa-ḫat E.KI [...]

(r 9') [...] under? it, a crown of 1 thousand shekels of gold they presented to king Antiochus. That day, the governor of Babylon [...]

r 10'10'

[... KU₃].GI ana man LUGAL GAR.MEŠ U₄ BI ana E₂.SAG.GIL₂ E₁₁ -kin-nu U₄ BI ana E₂.U₄.1.KAM₂ KU₄-ub GU₄.MEŠ UDU.SISKUR.MEŠ [...]

(r 10') [... go]ld they presented to king Antiochus. That day, he went up to Esangil and prostrated himself. That day, he entered the akītu temple; cattle and sheep [...]

r 11'11'

[...] TIN.TIR.KI AGA KU₃.GI [x] pi-ša₂-an-nu KU₃.GI ša₂ dGAŠAN-ia₂ u TUG₂ SIG₂.SAG ša₂ mdPA.NIG₂.DU.ŠEŠ LUGAL ša₂ ina E₂ bu-[še-e ...]

(r 11') [... T]intir, a golden crown [...], a golden box of Bēltiya, and the purple garment of king Nebukadnezar, which in the treasure house [...]

r 12'12'

[...] x MU-a-ti₃ ina E₂ bu-še-e x.MEŠ E₃ GIŠ.KIRI₆ LUGAL ša₂ ina BAL.RI <d>UTU.ŠU₂.A i-te-bir U₄ BI ana E₂.GAL-šu₂ KU₄-ub U₄.5 [...]

(r 12') [...] this [...] came out from the treasure house. He went over to? the royal garden which is on the west bank. That day, he entered his palace. On the 5th, [...]

r 13'13'

[...] SISKUR.MEŠ ina E₂? x x x DA DU₃- U₄.13.KAM₂ ana URU.BAR.SIP₃ KU₄ U₄.14.KAM₂ ana ziq-qur-rat ša₂ E₂.ZI.[DA ...]

(r 13') [...] made sacrifices in the temple? ... On the 13th, he entered Borsippa. On the 14th, he [...] to the ziqqurrat of Ezi[da ...]

r 14'14'

[...] x.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ ša₂ x [x] x dIM ša₂ ina IGI-ma ana URU.BAR.SIP₃.KI GIN.MEŠ-ni iṣ-ṣa-bat GU₄.MEŠ u UDU.SISKUR.MEŠ ina UGU [...]

(r 14') [...] great ... which ... he took ... of Adad which had come to Borsippa before. Cattle and sheep ... [...]

r 15'15'

[...] x x [x x] RI NE E₁₁- u ana ba-ʾu-u₂-lat ina lib₃-bi ab-ri ib-bal-kit-ma KI x [...]

(r 15') [...] ... [...] ... went up, and crossed over to the people inside the ... and ... [...]

r 16'16'

[...] x x x x [...] RI E₁₁-ma LU₂.UN.MEŠ ša₂ TA GIŠ.tal-lu ina ŠA₃ i?-ne-eḫ-ḫi-is [x x] NE [...]

(r 16') [...] ... [...] went up, and the people which were receding from the beam? inside ... [...]

r 17'17'

[...] x LUGAL TA URU.BAR.SIP₃.KI [ana] E.KI KU₄ [x x] E₂.SAG.GIL₂ E₁₁ GU₄ u UDU.SISKUR ana dEN dGAŠAN-ia₂ u DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ [...]

(r 17') [...] the king entered Babylon from Borsippa [...] went up to Esangil. Cattle and sheep [he sacrificed] to Bēl, Bēltiya, and the great gods [...]

r 18'18'

[...] U₄ BI ina KIN.SIG TA E.KI ana URU?.se-[lu-ke-ʾ-a] ša₂ ana muḫ-ḫi ID₂.IDIGNA [x x] LUGAL E₃ ITU BI [...]

(r 18') [...] That day, in the afternoon, he went out from Babylon to Seleucia on the Tigris, the royal [city]. That month, [...]


r 19'19'

[ITU.ŠE 30 ...] NU PAP DIR SAL AN DIB GE₆ 1 USAN GU₄.UD SIG MUL₂-[ar₂-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN] 4? KUŠ₃ kal GE₆ me-ḫe-e ULU₃ ŠAR₂ KALAG GE₆ 2 sin ar₂ GU₄.UD 2? [...]

(r 19') [Month XII, (the 1st of which was identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month), ... I did n]ot watch; thin clouds crossed the sky. Night of the 1st, first part of the night, Mercury was 4? cubits below [α Arietis]; all night strong gusty south storm. Night of the 2nd, the moon [stood] 2? [...] behind Mercury [to the east ...]

r 20'20'

[...] AN ZA 3 dele-bat ina NIM ina TIL zib.ME IGI NU PAP kal ME ŠU₂? [x x U] 1-šu₂ 2-šu₂ 3-šu₂ GU₃-<šu₂> ŠUB-di GE₆ 4 SAG GE₆ sin ar₂ is-le₁₀ [N N ...]

(r 20') [...] were in the sky. The 3rd, Venus’ first appearance in the east in the end of Pisces; I did not watch; all day overcast? [...] it thundered once, twice, or thrice. Night of the 4th, beginning of the night, the moon was [...] behind α Tauri [...]

r 21'21'

[... GE₆ 5 sin ar₂ ŠUR]-GIGIR-ša₂-ULU₃ 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ 5 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 6 SAG GE₆ [sin ina IGI MAŠ].MAŠ-IGI 3 KUŠ₃ 6 kal ME ŠU₂ AN KUŠ.E.SIR₂ TUḪ GE₆ 7 SAG GE₆ sin [...]

(r 21') [... Night of the 5th, beginning of the night, the moon was] 1 1/2 cubits [behind] ζ Tauri. The 5th, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 6th, beginning of the ni[ght, the moon was] 3 cubits [in front of] α Geminorum. The 6th, all day overcast, rain so that the sandal was removed. Night of the 7th, beginning of the night, the m[oon ...]

r 22'22'

[...] ZA? SI GIN 7 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 8 SAG GE₆ sin ar₂ MUL₂-ar₂-[ša₂-ALLA-ša₂-ULU₃ N N] DIR AN ZA 8 kal ME DIR AN ZA GE₆ 9 SAG GE₆ DIR AN [...]

(r 22') [...] ..., the north wind blew. The 7th, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 8th, beginning of the night, the moon was [...] behind δ [Cancri; cl]ouds were in the sky. The 8th, all day clouds were in the sky. Night of the 9th, beginning of the night, clouds [...] the sky [...]

r 23'23'

[...] GE₆ 11 SAG GE₆ sin ina IGI GIR₃-ar₂-ša₂-A 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ [...] GE₆ 12 DIR AN DIB 12 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 13 SAG GE₆ sin [...]

(r 23') [...] Night of the 11th, beginning of the night, the moon was 1 1/2 cubits in front of β Virginis [...] Night of the 12th, clouds crossed the sky. The 12th, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 13th, beginning of the night, the moo[n ...]

r 24'24'

[...] TA 11 <ki> PAP NU IGI GE₆ 14 2 ME muš GE₆ [...] DIB ULU₃ ŠAR₂ GIN GE₆ 15 11 GE₆ muš DIR AN ZA USAN [...]

(r 24') [...] from the 11th, <when> I watched, I did not see it. Night of the 14th, moonrise to sunset: , measured; ni[ght? ...] ..., a gusty south wind blew. Night of the 15th, sunset to moonrise: 11°, measured; clouds were in the sky; first part [of the night, ...]

r 25'25'

[...] GE₆ 16 ina ZALAG₂ sin ina IGI MUL₂-SIG-ša₂-SAG-GIR₂.[TAB N N GE₆ 17 ina ZALAG₂ sin] ar₂ SI₄ 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ 17 DIR AN ZA GE₆ 18 ina ZALAG₂ sin ar₂ [MUL₂-KUR-ša₂-KIR₄-šil-PA N N]

(r 25') [... Ni]ght of the 16th, last part of the night, the moon was [...] in front of π Scorp[ii. Night of the 17th, last part of the night, the moon was] 1 1/2 cubits behind α Scorpii. The 17th, clouds were in the sky. Night of the 18th, last part of the night, the moon was [...] behind [ϑ Ophiuchi]

r 26'26'

[...] 3-šu₂ GU₃-šu₂ ŠUB-di AN UTAḪ kal ME [...] ŠAR₂ 20 DIR AN ZA SI ŠAR₂ GE₆ 21 ina ZALAG₂ sin ina IGI SI-MAŠ₂ [N N ...]

(r 26') [...] it thundered thrice, rain shower, all d[ay ...] gusty [wind]. The 20th, clouds were in the sky, gusty north wind. Night of the 21st, last part of the night, the moon was [...] in front of β Capricorni [...]

r 27'27'

[... GE₆ 23 ina ZALAG₂ sin ar₂] MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂ 1 KUŠ₃ sin i-ṣa [ana x x GE₆ 24 ina ZALAG₂ sin ar₂ GENNA N N ana NIM] GUB sin 2/3 KUŠ₃ ana SI NIM 24? DIR AN ZA SI GIN [...]

(r 27') [... Night of the 23rd, last part of the night, the moon was] 1 cubit [behind] δ Capricorni, the moon being a little [... Night of the 24th, last part of the night, the moon] stood [... behind Saturn to the east,] the moon being 2/3 cubit high to the north. The 24th?, clouds were in the sky, the north wind bl[ew ...]

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t.e. 1t.e. 1

[...] GE₆ 27 ina ZALAG₂ sin ar₂ dele-bat 2+[x KUŠ₃ ana NIM GUB ...] GE₆ 28 ŠU₂.ŠU₂ 28 9 KUR NU PAP ŠU₂.ŠU₂ ITU BI KI.[LAM ...]

(t.e. 1) [... Ni]ght of the 27th, last part of the night, the moon [stood] 2+[x behind Venus [to the east ...] Night of the 28th, very overcast. The 28th, moonrise to sunrise: ; I did not watch; very overcast. That month, the e[quivalent (for 1 shekel of silver was): ...]

t.e. 22

[...] GUR saḫ-le₁₀ 3(BARIG) PI ŠE.[GIŠ.I₃ ...] qa? SIG₂.ḪI..A 5 MA.NA i-nu-šu₂ MUL₂.BABBAR ina MAŠ₂ in [...]

(t.e. 2) [...] kurru; cress, 3 pānu; se[same, ...] qa?; wool, 5 minas. At that time, Jupiter was in Capricorn; ar[ound ...]

t.e. 33

[...] ITU BI ILLU EN 3 [...] EN 10 (sic) 1/2 KUŠ₃ LAL 29 na TA 12 (sic) EN 15 [...]

(t.e. 3) [...] That month, the river level until the 3rd [...] until the 10thsic, it receded 1/2 cubit, 29 was the na na-gauge; from the 12thsic to the 15th, [...]


t.e. 44

EN.NUN ša₂ gi-ne₂-[e ša₂ TA ITU.DU₆ EN TIL] ITU.ŠE ša₂ MU 1 ME 24.KAM₂ man u [mse A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ]

(t.e. 4) Diary [from month VII to the end of mo]nth XII of year 124, [kings] Antiochus and [Seleucus, his son.]