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After receiving Aplum's information the king sent a letter to one of his governors. It read:

"Tell Sin-iddinam, Hammurabi sends you the following message, 'This year has an additional month. The coming month should be designated as the second month Ululu, and wherever the annual tax had been ordered to be brought into Babylon on the 24th of the month Tashritu it should now be brought to Babylon on the 24th of the second month Ululu.'"

The king was pleased with Aplum's work and the calendar would remain accurate for another year.

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