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Mul Apin tablet

The tablet describes the appearance of different constellations and stars.

It reads:

On the 1st of Nisannu the Hired Man becomes visible.

On the 20th of Nisannu the Crook becomes visible.

On the 1st of Ayyaru the Stars become visible.

On the 20th of Ayyaru the Jaw of the Bull becomes visible.

On the 10th of Simanu the True Shepherd of Anu and the Great Twins become visible.

On the 5th of Du'uzu the Little Twins and the Crab become visible.

On the 15th of Du'uzu the Arrow, the Snake, and the Lion become visble; 4 minas is a daytime watch, 2 minas is a nighttime watch.

On the 5th of Abu the Bow and the King become visible.

On the 1st of Ululu [. . . .]

On the 10th of Ululu the star of Eridu and the Raven become visible.

On the 15th of Ululu Shu-pa, Enlil, becomes visible.

On the 25th of Ululu the Furrow becomes visible.

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