The Astronomical Diary, VAT 4956

This article is going to be quite heavy going as it involves looking at ancient astronomical observations and correlating them with star charts. I have to thank my friend Chris Owens aka. “Londo Mollari”, because the majority of the research comes from his articles (which I’ve reproduced without changes here) and from his brilliant video…

Babylonian Mathematics and Astronomy

The ancient Babylonians have been one of the most influential cultures in history. They gave us the concept of 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day, they developed the first mathematics and astronomy and are responsible for the fact that there are 360 degrees in a circle…

VAT 4956

This series of blog posts was posted by Londo Mollari in 2014 (his amazing YouTube channel is here). His website is no longer active, so, with his permission, I have reproduced his commentary on VAT 4956 here:   VAT 4956: Observations from Lines 1 & 2 August 2, 2015 Londo 607, VAT 4956 No comments Perhaps you are reading this…

The Babylonian Map of the World

I was really happy that 32 people turned up to the British Museum tour yesterday. It was the biggest tour group ever. Alison Boniface posted a picture of the event on Facebook: Among many other fascinating artefacts, we looked at a marvellous clay tablet which has a map of the world on it. It is…