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Babylonian astronomy: a new understanding of column

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Brack-Bernsen, Lis
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 08 Feb 2021 14:13

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The most discussed and mysterious column within the Babylonian astronomy is column phi. It is closely connected to the lunar velocity and to the duration of the Saros. This paper presents new ideas for the development and interpretation of column phi. It combines the excellent Goal-Year method (for the prediction of Lunar Six time intervals) with old ideas and practices from the "schematic ...


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