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Eclipses in Antiquity

Ancient History Hound

Release Date: 06/27/2020

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It's time to turn my attention to the references made to eclipses in antiquity. They appear in palace records, poems and historical writings and across the Mediterranean (including Mesopotamia).

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It's time to turn my attention to the references made to eclipses in antiquity. They appear in palace records, poems and historical writings and across the Mediterranean (including Mesopotamia).

How where they understood? What rituals were observed and how can they be used to date and locate an event? Join me to find out more.

Notes to the episode can also be found at ancientblogger.com

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)