The scribes of Enuma Anu Enlil

In the 6th century B.C. the scribes of Enuma Anu Enlil were a group of men at the Babylonian court who were experts in astronomy and astrology.

Texts refer to this group of scribes, but we do not know exactly who they were, what they did and how they were trained. However, for hundreds of years the scribes kept accurate records of natural events on the earth and in the sky in order to predict the future.


The shelves of a tablet library excavated at Sippar in southern Mesopotamia.

Explore some texts of the scribes of Enuma Anu Enlil.