August252012
ancientart:

Assyrian star planisphere found in the library of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (reigned 668-627 BCE) at Nineveh. 
The function of this unique 13-cm diameter clay tablet, in which the principal constellations are positioned in eight sectors, is disputed but the texts and drawings appear to be astro-magical in nature.
Currently located at the British Museum, London.

ancientart:

Assyrian star planisphere found in the library of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (reigned 668-627 BCE) at Nineveh. 

The function of this unique 13-cm diameter clay tablet, in which the principal constellations are positioned in eight sectors, is disputed but the texts and drawings appear to be astro-magical in nature.

Currently located at the British Museum, London.

(via scientificillustration)

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