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Monthly Text

The front of this tablet says:

1. [Year 162] king Alexander.

2. [Month VII....] clouds were in the sky; first (and) middle part of the night, overcast.

3. [....] in the south, lightning flashed continuously, much thunder, ....

4. [....] and east winds blew; last part of the night, the moon was 1½ cubits behind Beta Geminorum.

5. [....] ...., clouds were in the sky, the south and east winds blew.

6. [.... Night of the 19th, .... last part of the night,] the moon was 1½ cubits behind Delta Cancri.

7. [.... Night of] the 20th, clouds were in the sky; [last part of the night?,] the moon

8. [....] being [nn] cubits low to the south [....]

9. [....] Night of the 21st, clouds were in the sky

10. [....] The 21st, very overcast, a little rain shower

11. [....] gusty [....] winds blew. Night of the 22nd, clouds were in the [sky, the .... wind bl]ew,

12. [....] very overcast; last part of the night, the moon was 1 cu[bit] below Beta Virginis

13. [....cl]ouds were in the sky, the south wind blew. Night of the 24th?, .... mu[ch ....]

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