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Planisphere.
7th c BCE Mesopotamian Assyrian (neo) Document

NEO-ASSYRIAN Anonymous (c. 1000 BCE - 609 BC) Primary
c. 668 BCE-627 BCE
7th c BCE
Clay
Incised
Assyrian (neo)
Relief
Nineveh (Kuyunjk). Iraq.
London. British Museum.
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From the palace library of the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal (reigned 669-631 BCE) in Nineveh. This planisphere was divided into 12 segments each with a name of a month and a constellation.

Caption: NEO-ASSYRIAN | Planisphere. | c. 668 BCE-627 BCE | Mesopotamian | Assyrian

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