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A Sumerian Observation of the Kofels' Impact Event: A Monograph

A Sumerian Observation of the Kofels' Impact Event: A Monograph

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By (author) Alan Bond, By (author) Mark Hempsell

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  • Publisher: Writersprintshop
  • Format: Paperback | 132 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 222mm x 12mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1904623646
  • ISBN 13: 9781904623649
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations maps
  • Sales rank: 1,438,109

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Around 700 BC an Assyrian scribe in the Royal Place at Nineveh made a copy of one of the most important documents in the royal collection. Two and a half thousand years later it was found by Henry Layard in the remains of the palace library. It ended up in the British Museum's cuneiform clay tablet collection as catalogue No. K8538 (also called "the Planisphere"), where it has puzzled scholars for over a hundred and fifty years. In this monograph Bond and Hempsell provide the first comprehensive translation of the tablet, showing it to be a contemporary Sumerian observation of an Aten asteroid over a kilometre in diameter that impacted Kfels in Austria in the early morning of 29th June 3123 BC.

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