The Babylonian Liver Omens

The Babylonian Liver Omens : The Chapters Manzazu, Padanu and Pan Takalti of the Babylonian Extispicy Series Mainly from Assurbanipal's Library


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The canonical version of the Babylonian omen series concerned with barutu: extispicy (divination from entrails of sheep), consisted of ten chapters or sub-series, and are among the first intellectual adventures of Ancient Man into the field of science. Three of these chapters, all concerned with the front of the liver, are edited here for the first time. Also, the book contains a complete analysis of the Akkadian terms used in divination, a complete index of texts and words, copies of the new-found texts, and photographic plates assisting the reader.

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  • Hardback | 580 pages
  • 216 x 268 x 46mm | 1,959.54g
  • Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • English
  • 49 b/w pls
  • 8772896205
  • 9788772896205