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o 1'o 1'

[...] x x x ŠU₂? x [...]

(o 1) [...] ... last appearance? ... [...]


o 2'2'

[...] GE₆ 1 USAN MUL₂.BABBAR e MUL₂-KUR-ša₂-KIR₄-šil-PA [N M]

(o 2) [... ni]ght of the 1st, first part of the night, Jupiter was [...] above θ Ophiuchi.


o 3'3'

[MU 1 ME 1+ŠU.3.KAM I.a]-⸢lik? LUGAL BAR GE₆ 4 USAN dele-bat e MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-še-pit₂-MAŠ.MAŠ 1 KUŠ₃ 8 SI GE₆ 6 USAN [...]

(o 3) [Year 163,] king [Alexande]r. Month I, night of the 4th, first part of the night, Venus was 1 cubit 8 fingers above η Geminorum. Night of hte 6th, first part of the night, [...]

o 4'4'

[... x]+1 SI ana NIM DIB GE₆ 9 USAN dele-bat e MAŠ.MAŠ-ša₂-SIPA 4 KUŠ₃ <GE₆> 19 USAN [...]

(o 4) [...] having passed [x]+1 fingers to the east. Night of the 9th, first part of the night, Venus was 4 cubits above γ Geminorum. <Night> of the 19th, first part of the night, [...]

o 5'5'

[...] GU₄ GE₆ 8 USAN dele-bat e MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-ALLA-ša₂-ULU₃ 1 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 22 [...]

(o 5) [...] Month II, night of the 8th, first part of the night, Venus was 1 cubit above δ Cancri. Night of the 22nd, [...]

o 6'6'

[...] USAN dele-bat SIG LUGAL 4 SI ŠU 1 12 na dele-bat in 6 dele-bat ina ŠU₂ ina SAG A ŠU₂ [...]

(o 6) [... first] part of the night, Venus was 4 fingers below α Leonis. Month IV, the 1st, sunset to setting of Venus: 12°. Around the 6th, Venus’ last appearance in the west in the beginning of Leo [...]

o 7'7'

[...] in 20 IGI NE GE₆ 23 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG SAG-A 6 KUŠ₃ KIN GE₆ ⸢5? [...]

(o 7) [...] (ideal) first appearance on the 20th. Month V, night of the 23rd, last part of the night, Venus was 6 cubits below ε Leonis. Month VI, night of the 5th?, [...]

o 8'8'

GE₆ 13 [ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MUL₂-TUR-ša₂]-4-KUŠ₃-ar₂-LUGAL 1 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 23 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG GIŠ.KUN-A 5 [KUŠ₃ ...]

(o 8) Night of the 13th, [last part of the night, Venus was] 1 cubit [below ϱ] Leonis. Night of the 23rd, last part of the night, Venus was 5 [cubits] below θ Leonis. [...]

o 9'9'

GIR₃-ar₂-ša₂-[A N M ...] GE₆ 18 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG DELE-ša₂-IGI-ABSIN 2/3 KUŠ₃ APIN GE₆ 1+[x ...]

(o 9) [...] β Virginis. Night of the 18th, last part of the night, Venus was 2/3 cubit below γ Virginis. Month VIII, night of the 1+[xth, ...]

o 10'10'

GE₆ 19 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e RIN₂-ša₂-ULU₃ 1/2? KUŠ₃ GE₆ 21 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG RIN₂-ša₂-SI 2 1/2 KUŠ₃ dele-bat 2 [SI ...]

(o 10) Night of the 19th, last part of the night, Venus was 1/2? cubit above α Librae. Night of the 21st, last part of the night, Venus was 2 1/2 cubits below β Librae, Venus [...] 2 [fingers ...]

o 11'11'

e MUL₂-e-ša₂-SAG-GIR₂.TAB 8 SI GE₆ 10 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e SI₄ 3 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 20? ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e MUL₂-⸢KUR⸣-[ša₂-KIR₄-šil-PA ...]

(o 11) 8 fingers above β Scorpii. Night of the 10th, last part of the night, Venus was 3 cubits above α Scorpii. Night of the 20th?, last part of the night, Venus was [...] above θ [Ophiuchi ...]

o 12'12'

ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG SI-MAŠ₂ 2 KUŠ₃ ZIZ₂ GE₆ 8 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂ 1 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 10+[x ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂]

(o 12) last part of the night, Venus was 2 cubits below β Capricorni. Month XI, night of the 8th, last part of the night, Venus was 1 cubit above γ Capricorni. Night of the 10+[xth, last part of the night, Venus was]

o 13'13'

1 KUŠ₃ dele-bat 6 SI ana NIM DIB ŠE 16 9 na dele-bat in 20 dele-bat ina NIM ina zib.ME ŠU₂

(o 13) 1 cubit [above δ Capricorni], Venus having passed 6 fingers to the east. Month XII, the 16th, rising of Venus to sunrise: . Around the 20th, Venus’ last appearance in the east in Pisces.


o 14'14'

MU 1 ME 25.KAM I.an u I.se A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ BAR 25 GU₄.UD ina NIM UD.DA IGI DIB GU₄ 9 GU₄.UD ina NIM [...]

(o 14) Year 125, kings Antiochus and his son Seleucus. Month I, the 25th, Mercury’s first appearance in the east ..., omitted. Month II, the 9th, Mercury’s [last appearance] in the east [...]

o 15'15'

[ina] ŠU₂ ina ALLA IGI KUR 15 na-su in 2 IGI GE₆ 16 USAN GU₄.UD SIG SAG-A 5 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 21 USAN GU₄.UD x [...]

(o 15) first appearance in the west in Cancer; it was bright, sunset to setting of Mercury: 15°; (ideal) first appearance on the 2nd. Night of the 16th, first part of the night, Mercury was 5 cubits below ε Leonis. Night of the 21st, first [part of the night,] Mercury was ... [...]

o 16'16'

ŠU 14 ŠU₂ ša₂ GU₄.UD ina ŠU₂ ina A TA 12 ki PAP NU IGI NE 14 GU₄.UD ina NIM ina A 3 KUŠ₃ ar₂ LUGAL ana NIM GUB? [IGI]

(o 16) Month IV, the 14th, Mercury’s last appearance in the west in Leo: from the 12th, when I watched I did not see it. Month V, the 14th, Mercury’s [first appearance] in the east in Leo, [standing?] 3 cubits behind α Leonis to the east;

o 17'17'

[KUR?] NIM⸣-a 18 na-su in 9 IGI KIN 1 11 na GU₄.UD in 2 GU₄.UD ina NIM ina SAG? ABSIN ŠU₂ APIN 1 GU₄.[UD ina ŠU₂]

(o 17) [it was bright? (and)] high, rising of Mercury to sunrise: 18°; (ideal) first appearance on the 9th. Month VI, the 1st, rising of Mercury to sunrise: 11°. Around the 2nd, Mercury’s last appearance in the east in the beginning? of Virgo. Month VIII, the 1st, Mercury’s

o 18'18'

[ina] GIR₂.TAB ina IGI sin 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ ana ŠU₂ GUB IGI KUR NIM-a 15 na-su in 28 ša₂ DU₆ IGI 15 ŠU₂ ša₂ GU₄.UD ina ŠU₂ ina PA [...]

(o 18) first appearance [in the west in] Scorpius, it stood 1 1/2 cubits in front of the moon to the west; it was bright (and) high, sunset to setting of Mercury: 15°; (ideal) first appearance on the 28th of month VII. The 15th, Mercury’s last appearance in the west in Sagittarius [...]

o 19'19'

[x] GU₄.UD ina NIM ina GIR₂.TAB IGI KUR NIM-a 16 na-su in 24 IGI GAN GE₆ 8 ina ZALAG₂ GU₄.UD e MUL₂-KUR-ša₂-[KIR₄-šil-PA]

(o 19) [The xth,] Mercury’s first appearance in the east in Scorpius; it was bright (and) high, rising of Mercury to sunrise: 16°; (ideal) first appearance on the 24th. Month IX, night of the 8th, last part of the night, Mercury was x cubits above θ [Ophiuchi.]

o 20'20'

x KUŠ₃ AB 8 GU₄.UD ina NIM ina MAŠ₂ ŠU₂ NU PAP ZIZ₂ 14 GU₄.UD ina ŠU₂ ina zib.ME 2 1/2 KUŠ₃ ar₂ dele-bat ana NIM [GUB IGI]

(o 20) Month X, the 8th, Mercury’s last appearance in the east in Capricorn; I did not watch. Month XI, the 14th, Mercury’s [first appearance] in the west in Pisces, [it stood] 2 1/2 cubits behind Venus to the east;

o 21'21'

KUR NIM-a 16 na-su in 12 IGI ŠE in 1 GU₄.UD ina ŠU₂ ina TIL zib.ME ŠU₂ NU PAP

(o 21) [it was bri]ght (and) high, sunset to setting of Mercury: 16°; (ideal) first appearance on the 12th. Month XII, around the 1st, Mercury’s last appearance in the west in the end of Pisces; I did not watch.


o 22'22'

[MU 1] ME 12.KAM I.an u I.an A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ BAR EN 28? GENNA ana ŠU₂ ki -a 2 1/2 KUŠ₃ ar₂ GIR₃-ar₂-⸢ša₂⸣-[A ...]

(o 22) [Year 1]12, kings Antiochus and his son Antiochus. Month I, until the 28th?, when Saturn became stationary to the west, [it became stationary] 2 1/2 cubits behind β Vir[ginis.]

o 23'23'

[ŠU₂ ša₂] GENNA ina ABSIN TA x ki PAP NU IGI KIN 27 GENNA ina ABSIN 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ ar₂ DELE-ša₂-IGI-ABSIN IGI KUR [...]

(o 23) Saturn’s [last appearance] in Virgo: from the xth, when I watched I did not see it. Month VI, the 27th, Saturn’s first appearance in Virgo, 1 1/2 cubits behind γ Virginis; it was bright [...]

o 24'24'

[GAN] in EN 29 GENNA ana NIM ki -u₂ 2 KUŠ₃ ina IGI SA₄-ša₂-ABSIN

(o 24) [Month IX,] around until the 29th, when Saturn became stationary to the east, it became stationary 2 cubits in front of α Virginis.


o 25'25'

[MU 60+32.KAM] I.an LUGAL ŠU 8 16 na ša₂ AN in 10 AN ina A ŠU₂ APIN 5 AN [...]

(o 25) [Year 92,] king Antiochus. Month IV, the 8th, sunset to setting of Mars: 16°. Around the 10th, Mars’ last appearance in Leo. Month VIII, the 5th, Mars’ [first appearance ...]


o 26'26'

[MU 1 ME 23.KAM] DIR⸣.ŠE GE₆ 24 USAN AN SIG MAŠ.MAŠ-IGI x [x x x] x [...]

(o 26) [Year 123,] month XII₂, night of the 24th, first part of the night, Mars was [...] below α Geminorum ... [...]

o 27'27'

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

(o 27) [...] ... [...]