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Mesopotamian zodiacal signs names

 

We are presenting here studies done on the origin of the names of constellations which gave birth to zodical signs.

 

 

GU, the Bull sign on  the tablet  VAT 7851, IIIth century BC

 

From Babylon to the Latins and the Arabs, the names of the constellation of Scales, by Roland Laffitte, D’un Orient à

 l’autre, Actes des troisièmes journées de L’Orient, Bordeaux, 2-4 oct. 2002, Paris-Louvain : Peeters, 2005. (in French)

On the origin of Virgo, by Roland Laffitte, Journal asiatique, 292.1&2 (2004), 63-73. (in French)

Precisions on the mesopotamian origin of Aries, by Roland Laffitte, Cahiers de l’Institut d’Orient

du Collège de France, I (2009), 101-108. (in French)

 

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