Remarks Concerning the Alleged Solar Eclipse of Muršili II

Gautschy, Rita. (2017) Remarks Concerning the Alleged Solar Eclipse of Muršili II. Altorientalische Forschungen, 44 (1). pp. 23-29.

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This article addresses the question whether the solar eclipse of April 13 th , 1308 BCE can be linked to the well known solar omen in regnal year 10 of Mur š ili II (KUB 14.4). Taking into account the local horizon at Ḫ attu š a and the methodological vagueries of applying modern astronomical calculations to ancient observations, this solar eclipse may well have been observed from the southern and south-eastern parts of the city. The correlation of this eclipse with the solar omen ties in nicely with historical dates provided by Pharaonic regnal years and Egyptian lunar data (Low Chronology).
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Klassische Archäologie
UniBasel Contributors:Gautschy, Rita
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Akademie Verlag
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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