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Venus tablet of Ammisaduqa


Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Nineveh
Period: Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London
Text genre, language: Akkadian
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Description: This tablet form the Kuyuncik collection forms the basis for the calculation of the Old Babylonian and earlier Neo-Sumerian period. Although dating to the Neo-Assyrian period, it records obversations of the planet Venus that supposedly date to the reign of the Old Babylonian king Ammisaduqa. (Klaus Wagensonner, University of Oxford)

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