Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Mesopotamian Astronomy

My Project on Mesopotamia I give credit to; thelivingmoon.com/mesopotamian_astronomy

Zachary Fucci

on 12 December 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Mesopotamian Astronomy

Mesopotamian Astronomy
Astronomy of Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Babylon, and Assyria
Astronomy began with the first settlements of agricultural societies. It is in Sumeria we find the oldest recorded studies of astronomy.
Purposes of Astronomy in Mesopotamia
As in most ancient cultures, astronomy was practiced as astrology.
Babylonian Records
Babylonian Astronomers kept heaps of records on clay cuneiform tablets
Scientific Breakthroughs
A major Breakthrough of the Babylonians was their invention of the degree system to distinguish positions in the sky
Babylon and Assyria inherited the sumerians astronomical traditions and many of there legends and lore.
Perhaps the greatest legacy of modern astronomy was left to us by the Babylonians. The records they kept give us a glimpse into there view of the heavens.
Astronomical events whether everyday occurrences or rare incidents had a deep religious meaning for some people
Constellations we still use today such as Leo, Taurus, Scorpius, Auriga, Gemini, and Sagittarius, were invented by the Sumerians and Babylonians between 2000-3000 BC
The Babylonians created a zodiac, which marked twelve constellations that the sun, moon, and planets travel between during there movements across the sky
One notable example is the Venus Tablet of King Ammizaduga (right) which demonstrates the scientific methodology used by Babylonian Astronomers
Another Astronomical cunieform tablet was found in the tomb of king ashurbanipal of NInevah. (far right)
Want to learn more? Click on this video link!
made by Zach fucci
thanks for letting
me waste your time

im wanna be molested
Full transcript