Solar Eclipse Tablet

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Dublin Core

Title

Solar Eclipse Tablet

Description

Babylonians often sought out guidance and glimpses of their futures through science, math, and astronomy, making careful observations that would become a major legacy of their culture. By 1000 BCE, they were able to successfully predict lunar and solar eclipses, such as the one depicted on the tablet, as well as plot the planets and stars with accuracy.

Creator

  • Picture from Philadelphia Inquirer 
  • Photographed by Eva Low

Identifier

B11901 (museum number)