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Remarks Concerning the Alleged Solar Eclipse of Muršili II
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 4023567
Author(s) Gautschy, Rita
Author(s) at UniBasel Gautschy, Rita
Year 2017
Title Remarks Concerning the Alleged Solar Eclipse of Muršili II
Journal Altorientalische Forschungen
Volume 44
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 23-29
Keywords chronology, solar omen Muröili II, solar eclipse, eclipse 1308 BCE, synchronism with Egypt
Abstract 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).
Publisher Akademie Verlag
ISSN/ISBN 0232-8461 ; 2196-6761
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1515/aofo-2017-0004

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