Thursday, January 28, 2016

Signs of Modern Astronomy Seen in Ancient Babylon - The New York Times

Signs of Modern Astronomy Seen in Ancient Babylon - The New York Times:



"For people living in the ancient city of Babylon, Marduk was their patron god, and thus it is not a surprise that Babylonian astronomers took an interest in tracking the comings and goings of the planet Jupiter, which they regarded as a celestial manifestation of Marduk."



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