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The Greek Star-Map

This short essay was originally published as part of Appendix 1 from my book Babylonian Star-Map. An Illustrated Guide to the Star-lore and Constellations of Ancient Babylonia by Gavin White. Even though the Greek star-map is fundamental to modern astronomy, … Continue reading

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Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night  The Role of the Stars in the Creation of the Child In Queen of the Night, author Gavin White develops a radial new theory of how the prehistoric peoples of the Near East conceived of the … Continue reading

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The Queen of Heaven

The Queen of Heaven A New Interpretation of the Goddess in Ancient Near Eastern Art Author: Gavin White Pages: 190 179 black & white drawings Publisher: Solaria Publications Publication date: 27th October 2013 10 digit ISBN: 0955903718 13 digit ISBN: … Continue reading

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Illustration References for Babylonian Star-lore

ILLUSTRATION REFERENCES BSL-2. A few sources are still missing. All illustrations are redrawn by the author. The picture sources are as follows: Original – Gavin White. Loosely based on the ‘Babylonian Map of the World’ – see Horowitz 1998, pages … Continue reading

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Bibliography for Babylonian Star-lore

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOURCES Allen 1963. Star Names. Their Lore and Meaning. Dover. Alster 1976. On the Earliest Sumerian Literary Tradition. Journal for Cuneiform Studies 28. Annus 2002, The God Ninurta. Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. As-Sufi 1954. Uranometry or Suwaru’l-Kawakib. Osmania … Continue reading

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Reference Notes to Babylonian Star-lore, 2nd Edition

NOTES TO BSL-2 Paragraphs (§) are numbered from the start of each gazette section and where the text continues they are numbered from the top of the page. The boxed sections are referred to as ‘Name-boxes’ and are not included … Continue reading

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Mul-Apin is a composite text that can be thought of as a general compendium dealing with many diverse aspects of celestial divination.The first sections of tablet 1 list all the mainstream Babylonian constellations along with the deities associated with them. … Continue reading

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