Mesopotamian celestial divination

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Celestial divination was an important aspect of scholarly activity in Mesopotamia. Several hundred cuneiform tablets attest to its practice and provide details of the different types of omens that were drawn from observations of the sky. This chapter outlines the sources of celestial divination in Mesopotamia and traces the development of the divinatory tradition from the late third millennium BC down to the end of the first millennium BC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages1835-1840
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781461461418, 9781461461401
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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tradition
observation
activity
practice
development
Divination
tablets
sky
Mesopotamia
Third millennium BC
Cuneiform
Millennium
Omen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Verderame, L. (2015). Mesopotamian celestial divination. In Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (pp. 1835-1840). Springer New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_188

Mesopotamian celestial divination. / Verderame, Lorenzo.

Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York, 2015. p. 1835-1840.

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Verderame, L 2015, Mesopotamian celestial divination. in Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York, pp. 1835-1840. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_188
Verderame L. Mesopotamian celestial divination. In Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York. 2015. p. 1835-1840. Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_188

Verderame, Lorenzo / Mesopotamian celestial divination.

Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York, 2015. p. 1835-1840.

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