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The Birth of Astronomy in the Ancient Near East

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Gabriele Rossi-Osmida

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We know almost nothing of astonomical knowledge before the third millennium BC. Some cuneiform texts mention the name of 25 stars in addition to the Sun and Moon. In the story of Gudea's dream, the Sumerian goddess Nisaba tells the king he should build a temple by orienting it according to the sacred stars, thus confirming that the starts were intimately connected with the gods and divine cults.

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