A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact Event: A Monograph

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Alcuin Academics, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 113 pages
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Around 700 BC an Assyrian scribe in the Royal Place at Nineveh made a copy of one of the most important documents in the royal collection. Two and a half thousand years later it was found by Henry Layard in the remains of the palace library. It ended up in the British Museum's cuneiform clay tablet collection as catalogue No. K8538 (also called the Planisphere), where it has puzzled scholars for over a hundred and fifty years. In this monograph Bond and Hempsell provide the first comprehensive translation of the tablet, showing it to be a contemporary Sumerian observation of an Aten asteroid over a kilometre in diameter that impacted Kofels in Austria in the early morning of 29th June 3123 BC."

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An excellent hypothesis carefully supported. Recommended.

About the author (2008)

Alan Bond has worked as a journalist and a foreign correspondent in the United States, representing Belgian and Dutch publications. His is the author of several previously published books on business subjects.

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