ADART 6 46

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t.e. 1't.e. 1'

ina a-mat dEN u dGAŠAN-ia₂ liš-⸢lim

(t.e. 1) At the command of Bel and Beltija may it go well.

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o 1'o 1'

MU 1.29.KAM I.se LUGAL GU₄ in 26 MUL₂.BABBAR ana ME E-a ŠU EN? 20⸣+[x] MUL₂.BABBAR ana ŠU₂ ki [-a ...]

(o 1) Year 89, king Seleucus. Month II, around the 26th, Jupiter’s acronychal rising. Month IV, until? the 20+[xth,] when Jupiter [became stationary] to the west,

o 2'2'

ar₂ 4.AM₃ IGI.MEŠ ša₂ PA ša₂ ana ZA maš-lu GAN 7 MUL₂.BABBAR ina MAŠ₂ ŠU₂ NU PAP AB 7 MUL₂.BABBAR ina [...]

(o 2) it became stationary [...] behind the four front stars of Sagittarius which are similar to (the sign) ZA. Month IX, the 7th, Jupiter’s last appearance in Capricorn; I did not watch. Month X, the 7th, Jupiter’s first appearance in [...,]

o 3'3'

3 1/2 KUŠ₃ SIG dele-bat 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ LAL IGI 12 na-su

(o 3) 3 1/2 cubits below Venus, (Jupiter) being 1/2 cubit back to the west; rising of Jupiter to sunrise: 12°.


o 4'4'

MU 1.17.KAM I.se LUGAL DIB-qa.MEŠ ša₂ MUL₂.BABBAR ina PA u MAŠ₂ ia-a-nu ŠE DIR

(o 4) Year 77, king Seleucus. The passings of Jupiter in Sagittarius and Capricorn are missing. Month XII was intercalary.


o 5'5'

MU 1 ME 52.KAM mde-met-ri LUGAL GU₄ 1 8.20 na dele-bat in 3 dele-bat ina ŠU₂ ina TIL MUL₂.MUL₂ ŠU₂ ⸢15? [dele-bat ina NIM]

(o 5) Year 152, king Demetrius. Month II, the 1st, sunset to setting of Venus: 20'. Around the 3rd, Venus’ last appearance in the west in the end of Taurus. The 15th?, [Venus’] first appearance [in the east]

o 6'6'

ina MUL₂.MUL₂ IGI KUR 9.30 na-su in 13 IGI SIG GE₆ 16 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG ŠUR-GIGIR-ša₂-SI 2+⸢x [KUŠ₃]

(o 6) in Taurus; it was bright, rising of Venus to sunrise: 30'; (ideal) first appearance on the 13th. Month III, night of the 16th, last part of the night, Venus was 2+x [cubits] below β Tauri.

o 7'7'

GE₆ 22 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG ŠUR-GIGIR-ša₂-ULU₃ 20 SI ŠU GE₆ 5 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-še-pit₂-MAŠ.MAŠ 1 KUŠ₃ 4 U?

(o 7) Night of the 22nd, last part of the night, Venus was 20 fingers belowζ Tauri. Month IV, night of the 5th, last part of the night, Venus was 1 cubit 4 fingers below η Geminorum.

o 8'8'

GE₆ 8 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-⸢še⸣-pit₂-MAŠ.MAŠ 1 KUŠ₃ 4 U dele-bat 2 U ana NIM DIB GE₆ 12 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e MAŠ.MAŠ-ša₂-SIPA 1 1/2 KUŠ₃

(o 8) Night of the 8th, last part of the night, Venus was 1 cubit 4 fingers below μ Geminorum, Venus having passed 2 fingers to the east. Night of the 12th, last part of the night, Venus was 1 1/2 cubits above γ Geminorum.

o 9'9'

GE₆ 23? ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MAŠ.MAŠ-IGI 5? KUŠ₃ GE₆ 28 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MAŠ.MAŠ-ar₂ 4 KUŠ₃ NE GE₆ 12 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat

(o 9) Night of the 23rd?, last part of the night, Venus was 5? cubits below α Geminorum. Night of the 28th, last part of the night, Venus was 4 cubits below β Geminorum. Month V, night of the 12th, last part of the night, Venus

o 10'10'

SIG MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-ALLA-ša₂-ULU₃ 1/2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 23 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG SAG-A 5 KUŠ₃ KIN GE₆ 2 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG LUGAL 2 U

(o 10) was 1/2 cubit below δ Cancri. Night of the 23rd, last part of the night, Venus was 5 cubits below ε Leonis. Month VI, night of the 2nd, last part of the night, Venus was 2 fingers below α Leonis,

o 11'11'

dele-bat 2 U ana NIM DIB GE₆ 8 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MUL₂-TUR-ša₂-4-KUŠ₃-ar₂-LUGAL 1 U dele-bat 3 U ana NIM DIB GE₆ 15 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat

(o 11) Venus having passed 2 fingers to the east. Night of the 8th, last part of the night, Venus was 1 finger below ϱ Leonis, Venus having passed 3 fingers to the east. Night of the 15th, last part of the night, Venus

o 12'12'

SIG GIŠ.KUN-A 5 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 25 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e GIR₃-ar₂-ša₂-A 4 U dele-bat 4 U ana ŠU₂ LAL DU₆ GE₆ 7 ina ZALAG₂ [dele-bat]

(o 12) was 5 cubits below θ Leonis. Night of the 25th, last part of the night, Venus was 4 fingers above β Virginis, Venus being 4 fingers back to the west. Month VII, night of the 7th, last part of the night, [Venus]

o 13'13'

SIG DELE-ša₂-IGI-ABSIN 2/3 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 18 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e SA₄-ša₂-ABSIN 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ APIN GE₆ 5 ina ZALAG₂ [dele-bat]

(o 13) was 2/3 cubit below γ Virginis. Night of the 18th, last part of the night, Venus was 1 1/2 cubits above α Virginis. Month VIII, night of the 5th, last part of the night, [Venus]

o 14'14'

e RIN₂-ša₂-ULU₃ 1/2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ ⸢9⸣ ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG RIN₂-ša₂-SI 2 1/2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 19 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e [MUL₂-e-ša₂-SAG-GIR₂.TAB]

(o 14) was 1/2 cubit above α Librae. Night of the 9th, last part of the night, Venus was 2 1/2 cubits below β Librae. Night of the 19th, last part of the night, Venus was

o 15'15'

4 U dele-bat 4 U ana [ŠU₂] LAL GE₆ 25 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e SI₄ 2 KUŠ₂ 20 SI GAN GE₆ ⸢4⸣ [ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat]

(o 15) 4 fingers above [b] Scorpii, Venus being 4 fingers back to the west. Night of the 25th, last part of the night, Venus was 2 cubits 20 fingers above a Scorpii. Month IX, night of the 4th, [last part of the night, Venus]

o 16'16'

e MUL₂-KUR-ša₂-KIR₄-šil-PA 1 KUŠ₃ AB 20+[x] 8 na dele-bat in 26 dele-bat ina NIM ina SAG GU ŠU₂ MU 1.me.⸢53⸣.[KAM ...]

(o 16) was 1 cubit above θ Ophiuchi. Month X, the 20+[xth], rising of Venus to sunrise: . Around the 26th, Venus’ last appearance in the east in the beginning of Aquarius. Year 153, [...]

o 17'17'

MU 1.54.KAM I.an u I.an A-[šu₂] LUGAL⸣.MEŠ BAR 28 GU₄.UD ina ŠU₂ x [... IGI ...]

(o 17) Year 114, kings Antiochus and his son Antiochus. Month I, the 28th, Mercury’s [first appearance] in the west ... [...]

o 18'18'

GE₆? x USAN GU₄.UD SIG MAŠ.MAŠ-IGI 4 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 15 USAN GU₄.UD SIG [...]

(o 18) Night? [of the xth,] first part of the night, Mercury was 4 cubits below α Geminorum. Night of the 15th, first part of the night, Mercury was [...] below [b Geminorum ...]

o 19'19'

ŠU 10 GU₄.UD ina NIM ina ALLA IGI KUR NIM-a 18 [... GU₄.UD]

(o 19) Month IV, the 10th, Mercury’s first appearance in the east in Cancer; it was bright (and) high, rising of Mercury to sunrise: 18° [...]

o 20'20'

ina ŠU₂ UD.DA ŠU₂-šu₂ DIB DU₆? 26? [...]

(o 20) [Mercury’s] last appearance in the west ..., omitted. Month VII, the 26th?, [...]

o 21'21'

ar₂ GENNA ana NIM IGI KUR 15? [na-su ...]

(o 21) first appearance [... behind] Saturn to the east; it was bright, ... 15° [...]

o 22'22'

[x] GE₆? 19? ina ZALAG₂ GU₄.UD SIG MUL₂ x [...]

(o 22) Night? of the 19th?, last part of the night, Mercury was [...] below ...[...]

o 23'23'

[GE₆ x ina] ZALAG₂ GU₄.UD [...]

(o 23) [Night of the xth,] last part of the night, Mercury [...]

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Column i
r i 1'r i 1'

[ŠE x ŠU₂] na

(r i 1) [Month XII, ‘moonset to sunrise’ (plus)] ‘sunrise to moonset’: [...]

r i 2'2'

11.30 ME GE₆

(r i 2) ‘moonrise to sunset’ (plus) ‘sunset to moonrise’: 11° 30'.

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r i 3'3'

MU 1 ME 42.KAM I.an u I.an A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ

(r i 3) Year 142, kings Antiochus and his son Antiochus.

r i 4'4'

ŠU 28 šamaš₂ AN.KU₁₀ A₂ SI

(r i 4) Month IV, the 28th, solar eclipse: when it began on the north

r i 5'5'

u MAR ki-i TAB-u₂ ina 12 ME

(r i 5) and west side, in 12° of daytime

r i 6'6'

šal-šu₂ ḪAB-rat GAR-an

(r i 6) it made one-third of the disk.

r i 7'7'

in 20 ME ana ŠU₂ šamaš₂

(r i 7) At 20° before sunset.

r i 8'8'

NE GE₆ 15 AN.KU₁₀ sin

(r i 8) Month V, night of the 15th, lunar eclipse:

r i 9'9'

2 me? ki PAP NU IGI

(r i 9) ...; when I watched I did not see it.

r i 10'10'

in 4 GE₆ ana ZALAG₂

(r i 10) At before sunrise.

r i 11'11'

AB 13 AN.KU₁₀ sin 5 AB₂

(r i 11) Month X, the 13th, lunar eclipse (after) 5 months,

r i 12'12'

BAR DIB in 7 ME NIM-a

(r i 12) BAR, omitted. At after sunrise.

r i 13'13'

GE₆ 29 AN.KU₁₀ šamaš₂ ša₂ DIB

(r i 13) Night of the 29th, solar eclipse which was omitted.

r i 14'14'

in 1.33 GE₆ GIN

(r i 14) At 93° after sunset.

Column ii
r ii 1'r ii 1'

15 [...]

(r ii 1) The 15th, [...]

r ii 2'2'

15 [...]

(r ii 2) The 15th, [...]

r ii 3'3'

28 [...]

(r ii 3) The 28th, [...]

r ii 4'4'

SIG [...]

(r ii 4) Month III, [...]

r ii 5'5'

11+[x ...] sin NU IGI

(r ii 5) 11+[ ...] I did not see the moon.

r ii 6'6'

15 [x]+⸢30⸣ ME muš

(r ii 6) The 15th, moonset to sunrise: [...]+30'; measured.

r ii 7'7'

15 1 ŠU₂ muš

(r ii 7) The 15th, moonset to sunrise: ; measured.

r ii 8'8'

16 6? GE₆

(r ii 8) The 16th, moonrise to sunset: ?.

r ii 9'9'

16 11? na muš

(r ii 9) The 16th, sunrise to moonset: 11°?; measured.

r ii 10'10'

28 15 KUR muš

(r ii 10) The 28th, moonrise to sunrise: 15°; measured.

r ii 11'11'

ŠU ⸢1⸣ 17 KUR₄ a-pir muš ina GUB IGI

(r ii 11) Month IV, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 17°; it was bright, earthshine, measured; it could be seen while (the sun) stood there.

r ii 12'12'

14 7 ŠU₂

(r ii 12) The 14th, moonset to sunrise: .

r ii 13'13'

15 30 NINDA ME muš

(r ii 13) The 15th, sunrise to moonset: 30'; measured.

r ii 14'14'

15 7.30 na muš

(r ii 14) The 15th, moonrise to sunset: 30'; measured.

r ii 15'15'

16 10 GE₆

(r ii 15) The 16th, sunset to moonrise: 10°.

r ii 16'16'

27 20.30 KUR muš

(r ii 16) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 20° 30'; measured.

Column iii
r iii 1'r iii 1'

⸢14⸣ [...]

(r iii 1) The 1[4th, ...]

r iii 2'2'

15 1 ME [x]

(r iii 2) The 15th, moonrise to sunset: .

r iii 3'3'

16 8 GE₆

(r iii 3) The 16th, sunset to moonrise: .

r iii 4'4'

27 15 KUR muš

(r iii 4) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 15°, measured.

r iii 5'5'

APIN 1 12 muš ana šamaš₂ SIG

(r iii 5) Month VIII, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 12°, measured; it was low to the sun.

r iii 6'6'

13 3 ŠU₂ DIR muš

(r iii 6) The 13th, moonset to sunrise: ; measured (despite) clouds.

r iii 7'7'

14 5.30 ME DIR muš

(r iii 7) The 14th, sunrise to moonset: 30'; measured (despite) clouds.

r iii 8'8'

14 14 na muš

(r iii 8) The 14th, moonrise to sunset: 14°, measured.

r iii 9'9'

15 6 GE₆ muš

(r iii 9) The 15th, sunset to moonrise: , measured.

r iii 10'10'

27 13.50 KUR

(r iii 10) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 13° 50';

r iii 11'11'

DIR NU PAP

(r iii 11) clouds, I did not watch.

Column iv
r iv 1'r iv 1'

⸢27⸣ 15+[x] KUR [...]

(r iv 1) The 27th, moonrise [to sunrise:] 15+[ ...]

r iv 2'2'

ŠE 30 18 x [...]

(r iv 2) Month XII, (the 1st of which was identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 18° ... [...]

r iv 3'3'

13 11.50 ME DIR [x]

(r iv 3) The 13th, sunrise to moonset: 11° 50'; clouds, [...]

r iv 4'4'

13 4.10 ŠU₂ DIR NU PAP

(r iv 4) The 13th, moonset to sunrise: 10'; clouds, I did not watch.

r iv 5'5'

14 1.40 GE₆ [...]

(r iv 5) The 14th, sunset to moonrise: 40'; [...]

r iv 6'6'

14 3.50 na [...] NU PAP

(r iv 6) The 14th, moonrise to sunset: 50'; [...,] I did not watch.

r iv 7'7'

28 10 KUR [...]

(r iv 7) The 28th, moonrise to sunrise: 10° [...]

r iv 8'8'

DIR.ŠE 1 25? [...]

(r iv 8) Month XII₂, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 25°?, [...]

r iv 9'9'

DIR muš ina GUB [IGI]

(r iv 9) measured (despite) clouds; [it could be seen] while (the sun) stood there.

r iv 10'10'

U₄ 1.KAM IGI.MEŠ DIB-qa.MEŠ u AN.KU₁₀.MEŠ ša₂ ana MU 1.me.1.šu.KAM mde-met-⸢ri [LUGAL]

(r iv 10) First days, appearances, passings, and eclipses which are established for year 160,

r iv 11'11'

kun-nu-[]

(r iv 11) king Demetrius.