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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 1.44⸣.KAM I.⸢an [u] I.an A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ BAR 10? MUL₂⸣.BABBAR [ina x IGI ...]

(o 1) Year 104, kings Antiochus and his son Antiochus. Month I, the 10th, Jupiter’s [first appearance in ...]

o 2'2'

NE in EN 11? MUL₂.⸢BABBAR ana NIM ki -u₂ 3 1/2? KUŠ₃ [...]

(o 2) Month V, around until the 11th?, when Jupiter became stationary to the east, [it became stationary 3 1/2? cu[bits ...]

o 3'3'

DU₆ in 10 MUL₂.BABBAR ina ME E-a GAN 11⸣ [x] x x x x [...]

(o 3) Month VII, around the 10th, Jupiter’s acronychal rising. Month IX, the 11th, [...] ... [...]

o 4'4'

DIR.ŠE 21 MUL₂.BABBAR ina MUL₂.MUL₂ ŠU₂ NU? [PAP?]

(o 4) Month XII₂, the 21st, Jupiter’s last appearance in Taurus; I did not? [watch?.]


o 5'5'

MU 1.31.KAM ŠE DIR MU 1.32.[KAM I.an] LUGAL BAR GE₆ 11 ina ZALAG₂ MUL₂⸣.[BABBAR ...]

(o 5) Year 91: month XII was intercalary. Year 92, king [Antiochus.] Month I, night of the 11th, last part of the night, J[upiter ...]

o 6'6'

GU₄ GE₆ 2 ina ZALAG₂ MUL₂.BABBAR SIG MUL₂-⸢IGI⸣-[ša₂-SAG]-ḪUN 4 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 24 [...]

(o 6) Month II, night of the 2nd, last part of the night, Jupiter was 4 cubits below β Arieits. Night of the 24th, [...]

o 7'7'

KIN GE₆ 12 ina ZALAG₂ MUL₂.BABBAR ana ŠU₂ ina LAL-šu₂ SIG MUL₂⸣-ar₂-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN 4 KUŠ₃ [...]

(o 7) Month VI, night of the 12th, last part of the night, Jupiter, while moving back to the west, was 4 cubits below α Arietis. [...]

o 8'8'

SIG MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN 3 1/2 KUŠ₂ GAN GE₆ 26? USAN MUL₂.BABBAR x [...]

(o 8) 3 1/2 cubits below β Arietis. Month IX, night of the 26th?, first part of the night, Jupiter ... [...]

o 9'9'

AB GE₆ 26 USAN MUL₂.BABBAR SIG MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN 5 KUŠ₃ [...]

(o 9) Month X, night of the 26th, first part of the night, Jupiter was 5 cubits below α Arietis. [...]


o 10'10'

MU ⸢1 ME 1+ŠU.7.KAM mde-met-ri LUGAL BAR GE₆ 21 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG [MUL₂-KUR-ša₂-DUR-nu-nu N M ...]

(o 10) Year 167, king Demetrius. Month I, night of the 21st, last part of the night, Venus was [...] below [η Piscium ...]

o 11'11'

SIG MUL₂-IGI-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN 4 1/2 KUŠ₃ GU₄ GE₆ 2 ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat SIG MUL₂⸣-[ar₂-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN N M ...]

(o 11) 4 1/2 cubits below β Arietis. Month II, night of the 2nd, last part of the night, Venus was [...] below [α Arietis ...]

o 12'12'

SIG MUL₂⸣.MUL₂ 2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 28? ina ZALAG₂ dele-bat e is-le₁₀ 2 KUŠ₃ SIG GE₆ [...]

(o 12) 2 cubits below η Tauri. Night of the 28th?, last part of the night, Venus was 2 cubits above α Tauri. Month III, night [...]

o 13'13'

29 ŠU₂ ša₂ dele-bat ina NIM ina MAŠ.MAŠ TA 25 ki PAP NU IGI KIN 17 dele-bat [...]

(o 13) The 29th, last appearance of Venus in the east in Gemini: from the 25th, when I watched I did not see it. Month VI, the 17th, Venus’ [first appearance in the west in ...]

o 14'14'

in 15? IGI GAN GE₆ 10 USAN dele-bat SIG SI-MAŠ₂ 3 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 10+[x ...]

(o 14) (ideal) first appearance on the 15th?. Month IX, night of the 10th, first part of the night, Venus was 3 cubits below β Capricorni. Night of the 10+[xth, ...]

o 15'15'

dele-bat 2 U ana ŠU₂ LAL GE₆ 25 USAN dele-bat e MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SUḪUR-MAŠ₂ [N M ZIZ₂ x USAN dele-bat]

(o 15) Venus being 2 fingers back to the west. Night of the 25th, first part of the night, Venus was [...] above δ Capricorni. [Month XI, the xth, first part of the night, Venus was]

o 16'16'

SIG MUL₂-KUR-ša₂-DUR-nu-nu 2 KUŠ₃ GE₆ 26? USAN dele-bat SIG MUL₂-[IGI-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN N M ...]

(o 16) 2 cubits below η Piscium. Night of the 26th?, first part of the night, Venus was [...] below [β Arietis ...]

o 17'17'

SIG MUL₂-ar₂-ša₂-SAG-ḪUN 4 KUŠ₃ ŠE GE₆ 21 USAN dele-bat SIG MUL₂.[MUL₂ N M ...]

(o 17) 4 cubits below α Arietis. Month XII, night of the 21st, first part of the night, Venus was [...] below η Tau[ri ...]

o 18'18'

DIR.ŠE GE₆ 7 USAN dele-bat e is-le₁₀ [N M] GE₆ ⸢24 USAN [...]

(o 18) Month XII₂, night of the 7th, first part of the night, Venus was [...] above α Tauri. Night of the 24th, first [part of the night, ...]


o 19'19'

MU 1 ME 29?.KAM I.se LUGAL BAR ⸢11 x x x x [...]

(o 19) Year 129, king Seleucus. Month I, the 11th, ... [...]

o 20'20'

(traces)

(o 20) ...

o 21'21'

e ŠUR-[GIGIR-ša₂]-ULU₃ 2? KUŠ₃ 23 GU₄.UD ina NIM [...]

(o 21) 2? cubits above ζ Tauri. The 23rd, Mercury’s [...] in the east [...]

o 22'22'

x [x x GU₄].⸢UD ina NIM? ina TIL MAŠ.MAŠ? ŠU₂ NU? PAP? in [...]

(o 22) ... [...] Mercury’s last appearance in the east? in the end of Gemini; I did not? watch?. Around [...]

o 23'23'

x [...] x DU₆? in 4? GU₄⸣.UD ina x [...]

(o 23) ... [...] ... Month VII?, around the 4th?, Mercury’s [...] in ... [...]

o 24'24'

in? [x x x GE₆] 10? ina ZALAG₂ GU₄.UD e MUL₂? [...]

(o 24) Around? [... Night] of the 10th, last part of the night, Mercury was [...] above [...]

o 25'25'

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

(o 25) ... [...] ... [...]

o 26'26'

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

(o 26) ... [...] ... [...]

o 27'27'

[...] x x DIR.ŠE 7⸣ GU₄.UD ina NIM ina x x x [...]

(o 27) [...] ... Month XII₂, the 7th, Mercury’s [...] in the east in ... [...]

o 28'28'

[...] GU₄.UD SIG MUL₂.MUL₂? 2 x KUŠ₃? [...]

(o 28) [...] Mercury was 2 ... cubits? below η Tauri.


o 29'29'

[...] DIR⸣.ŠE 29 GENNA ana ME E-a

(o 29) [...] Month XII₂, the 29th, Saturn’s acronychal rising.


o 30'30'

[MU 1 ME 16.KAM I].an u I.an A-šu₂ LUGAL.MEŠ BAR? GE₆ [...]

(o 30) [Year 116,] kings Antiochus and his son Antiochus. Month I?, night [...]

o 31'31'

[...] GENNA ana ŠU₂ ki -a 1 1/2 KUŠ₃ ar₂ RIN₂-ša₂⸣-[ULU₃ ...]

(o 31) [...] when Saturn became stationary to the west, [it became stationary] 1 1/2 cubits behind α Librae [...]

o 32'32'

[...] na GENNA in 23 GENNA ina SAG [GIR₂.TAB ŠU₂ ...]

(o 32) [...] sunset to setting of Saturn: [...] Around the 23rd, Saturn’s [last appearance] in the be[ginning of Scorpius ...]

o 33'33'

[...] IGI GAN GE₆ 1 ina ZALAG₂ GENNA e MUL₂-e-ša₂-SAG-[GIR₂.TAB ...]

(o 33) [...] first appearance [...] Month IX, night of the 1st, last part of the night, Saturn was [...] above β Scorpii [...]

o 34'34'

[... ar₂] MUL₂⸣-e-ša₂-SAG-[GIR₂.TAB]

(o 34) [...] it became stationary [... behind] β Scorpii.


o 35'35'

[...] DU₆ 8 AN [...]

(o 35) [...] Month VII, the 8th, Mars’ [...]

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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'

[x ME] GE₆

(r i 2) [‘moonrise to sunset’ plus] ‘sunset to moonrise’: [...]

r i 3'3'

[...] (blank)

(r i 3) [...]

r i 4'4'

[... x]+6 GE₆

(r i 4) [... x]+6° of night

r i 5'5'

[... AN].KU₁₀ šamaš₂

(r i 5) [...] solar eclipse

r i 6'6'

[...] DIB

(r i 6) [...] omitted.

r i 7'7'

[...] ana ŠU₂ šamaš₂

(r i 7) [...] before sunset.

r i 8'8'

[... AN].KU₁₀

(r i 8) [... ec]lipse

r i 9'9'

[...] ULU₃

(r i 9) [...] south

r i 10'10'

[...] x ME?

(r i 10) [...] ...

r i 11'11'

(broken)

(r i 11) ($broken$)

r i 12'12'

(broken)

(r i 12) ($broken$)

r i 13'13'

[... AN].⸢KU₁₀? sin

(r i 13) [...] lunar ec[lipse,]

r i 14'14'

[...] x ana ŠU₂ šamaš₂

(r i 14) [...] ... before sunset

r i 15'15'

[GE₆ x] AN⸣.KU₁₀ šamaš₂

(r i 15) [Night of the xth,] solar eclipse

r i 16'16'

[... x]+23 GE₆ ana ZALAG₂

(r i 16) [... x]+23° before sunrise

r i 17'17'

[ŠE x x] 3 ME muš

(r i 17) [Month XII, ...] moonrise to sunset: , measured;

r i 18'18'

[sin AN.KU₁₀] A₂ ULU₃

(r i 18) [lunar eclipse;] when

r i 19'19'

[u KUR ki]-i TAB-u₂

(r i 19) it began on the south [and east] side,

r i 20'20'

ina 10+[x] GE₆ 10 SI GAR-an

(r i 20) in 10+[x]° of night it made 10 fingers.

r i 21'21'

in 4 GE₆ GIN

(r i 21) At after sunset.

r i 22'22'

GE₆ 29 AN.KU₁₀ šamaš₂

(r i 22) Night of the 29th, solar eclipse

r i 23'23'

ša₂ DIB in 1.28

(r i 23) which was omitted. At 88°

r i 24'24'

GE₆ ana ZALAG₂

(r i 24) before sunrise.

Column ii
r ii 1'r ii 1'

[...] x [...]

(r ii 1) [...] ... [...]

r ii 2'2'

[DIR.ŠE x] x KUR? muš ina GUB IGI? 4

(r ii 2) [Month XII₂, ...] ... it was bright?, measured; it could be seen while (the sun) stood there.

r ii 3'3'

⸢14⸣ muš ŠU₂ na NU TUK muš

(r ii 3) [The 1]4th, there was no ‘moonset to sunrise’ and ‘sunrise to moonset’; measured.

r ii 4'4'

⸢15⸣ ME GE₆? NU? TUK? muš

(r ii 4) [The 1]5th, there was no? ‘moonrise to sunset’ and ‘sunset to moonrise’?; measured.

r ii 5'5'

⸢15⸣ 8 na a-kam muš

(r ii 5) [The 1]5th, sunrise to moonset: ; measured (despite) mist.

r ii 6'6'

16 15 GE₆ DIR muš

(r ii 6) The 16th, sunset to moonrise: 15°, measured (despite) clouds.

r ii 7'7'

27 9.10 KUR ki PAP NU IGI

(r ii 7) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 10'; when I watched I did not see it.

r ii 8'8'

[MU] ⸢1 ME 57.KAM

(r ii 8) [Year] 157,

r ii 9'9'

mde-met-ri LUGAL

(r ii 9) king Demetrius.

r ii 10'10'

BAR 30 16 KUR₄ muš ana šamaš₂ SIG

(r ii 10) Month I, (the 1st of which was identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 16°; it was bright, measured; it was low to the sun.

r ii 11'11'

14 6.40 ŠU₂ DIR NU PAP

(r ii 11) The 14th, moonset to sunrise: 40'; clouds, I did not watch.

r ii 12'12'

15 7.50 ME DIR NU PAP

(r ii 12) The 15th, moonrise to sunset: 50'; clouds, I did not watch.

r ii 13'13'

15 1.20 na DIR NU PAP

(r ii 13) The 15th, sunrise to moonset: 20'; clouds, I did not watch.

r ii 14'14'

16 10.30? GE₆ DIR NU PAP

(r ii 14) The 16th, sunset to moonrise: 10° 30'?; clouds, I did not watch.

r ii 15'15'

27 14 KUR muš

(r ii 15) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 14°, measured.

r ii 16'16'

GU₄ 1 23 KUR₄ a-pir muš

(r ii 16) Month II, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 23°; it was bright, earthshine, measured;

r ii 17'17'

ina GUB IGI ana šamaš₂ NIM

(r ii 17) it could be seen while (the sun) stood there; it was high to the sun.

r ii 18'18'

14 11 ME DIR muš

(r ii 18) The 14th, moonrise to sunset: 11°; measured (despite) clouds.

r ii 19'19'

14 4.30+[x] ŠU₂ DIR muš

(r ii 19) The 14th, moonset to sunrise: 30+[x']; measured (despite) clouds.

r ii 20'20'

15 5 GE₆ DIR [x]

(r ii 20) The 15th, sunset to moonrise: ; [...] clouds.

r ii 21'21'

15 6 na DIR muš

(r ii 21) The 15th, sunrise to moonset: ; measured (despite) clouds.

r ii 22'22'

27 15 KUR a-kam muš

(r ii 22) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 15°; measured (despite) mist.

r ii 23'23'

SIG 30 13 ma-diš a-kam muš

(r ii 23) Month III, (the 1st of which was identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 13°; measured (despite) much mist.

r ii 24'24'

14 14 ME a-kam muš

(r ii 24) The 14th, moonrise to sunset: 14°; measured (despite) mist.

r ii 25'25'

14 10 ŠU₂ ŠU₂

(r ii 25) The 14th, moonset to sunrise: 10°; overcast?.

r ii 26'26'

15 4 GE₆

(r ii 26) The 15th, sunset to moonrise: .

r ii 27'27'

15 5.30+[x] na a-⸢kam muš

(r ii 27) The 15th, sunrise to moonset: 30+[x']; measured (despite) mist.

r ii 28'28'

28 14? KUR [a]-kam

(r ii 28) The 28th, moonrise to sunrise: 14°?; measured (despite) mist.

r ii 29'29'

ŠU 1 18 KUR? a-pir? muš 4

(r ii 29) Month IV, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 18°; it was bright?, earthshine?, measured;

r ii 30'30'

ana šamaš₂ NIM

(r ii 30) it was high to the sun.

r ii 31'31'

13 15.40 ME muš

(r ii 31) The 13th, moonrise to sunset: 15° 40', measured.

r ii 32'32'

13? 14.30 na (text: ME)

(r ii 32) The 13th, moonrise to sunsetSIC (error for: moonset to sunrise): 14° 30'.

r ii 33'33'

⸢14 15? GE₆ a-⸢kam [muš]

(r ii 33) The 1[4th,] sunset to moonrise: 15°?; [measured] (despite) mist.

r ii 34'34'

[14] x na a-⸢kam muš

(r ii 34) [The 14th,] sunrise to moonset: ...; measured (despite) mist.

r ii 35'35'

[x x].40 KUR DIR NU PAP

(r ii 35) [The xth,] moonrise to sunrise: [] 40'; clouds, I did not watch.

Column iii
r iii 1'r iii 1'

10+[x ...]

(r iii 1) The 10+[xth, ...]

r iii 2'2'

11+[x ...]

(r iii 2) The 11+[xth, ...]

r iii 3'3'

14 ⸢6? na? [...]

(r iii 3) The 14th, sunrise to moonset?: ? [...]

r iii 4'4'

27 18 KUR [...]

(r iii 4) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 18° [...]

r iii 5'5'

KIN 1 15 KUR₄ a-[pir?]

(r iii 5) Month VI, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 15°; it was bright, ear[thshine?],

r iii 6'6'

muš ina GUB IGI ana šamaš₂ NIM?

(r iii 6) measured; it could be seen while (the sun) stood there; it was high? to the sun.

r iii 7'7'

12 5.50 ŠU₂ [...]

(r iii 7) The 12th, moonset to sunrise: 50' [...]

r iii 8'8'

13 ME u GE₆ NU TUK x [...]

(r iii 8) The 13th, there was no ‘moonrise to sunset’ and ‘sunset to moonrise’ ... [...]

r iii 9'9'

13 9 na muš

(r iii 9) The 13th, sunrise to moonset: , measured.

r iii 10'10'

14 7.30 GE₆ a-kam muš

(r iii 10) The 14th, sunset to moonrise: 30'; mesured (despite) mist.

r iii 11'11'

27 9 KUR a-kam muš

(r iii 11) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: ; measured (despite) mist.

r iii 12'12'

DU₆ 30 10 ma-diš SIG

(r iii 12) Month VII, (the 1st of which was identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 10°; it was very faint;

r iii 13'13'

ma-diš a-kam muš

(r iii 13) measured (despite) much mist.

r iii 14'14'

12 3? ŠU₂

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

r iii 15'15'

13 9? ME a-kam muš

(r iii 15) The 13th, moonrise to sunset: ?; measured (despite) mist.

r iii 16'16'

13 2 na a-[kam] muš

(r iii 16) The 13th, sunrise to moonset: ; measured (despite) mist.

r iii 17'17'

14 2? GE₆ a-kam muš

(r iii 17) The 14th, sunset to moonrise: ?; measured (despite) mist.

r iii 18'18'

⸢27⸣ 22? KUR x muš?

(r iii 18) [The 2]7th, moonrise to sunrise: 22°?; measured ...

r iii 19'19'

APIN 1 ⸢15⸣ KUR₄? DIR? [...]

(r iii 19) Month VIII, the 1st (of which followed the 30th of the preceding month, sunset to moonset:) 15°; it was bright?; clouds? [...]

r iii 20'20'

ana šamaš₂ NIM

(r iii 20) it was high to the sun.

r iii 21'21'

12 6.20 ŠU₂ DIR? [...]

(r iii 21) The 12th, moonset to sunrise: 20'; clouds? [...]

r iii 22'22'

13 7.20 ME [...]

(r iii 22) The 13th, moonrise to sunset: 20' [...]

r iii 23'23'

13 8.30 na x [...]

(r iii 23) The 13th, sunrise to moonset: 30' ... [...]

r iii 24'24'

14 2 GE₆ muš

(r iii 24) The 14th, sunset to moonrise: , measured.

r iii 25'25'

27 14 KUR muš

(r iii 25) The 27th, moonrise to sunrise: 14°, measured.

space
r iii 26'26'

U₄ 1.KAM.⸢MEŠ [...]

(r iii 26) First days, [...]

r iii 27'27'

ša₂ ana MU [...]

(r iii 27) which [were established] for year [...]