Celestial divination had an important role in the complex political and military machine of the Neo-Assyrian empire. Thousand of cuneiform documents deal- ing with celestial divination have come to light from the excavated archives of this period, as the Assurbanipal’s library. Among them letters and reports enlight the relation of the king with his experts (ummânu), who performed divination and apotropaic rituals for his protection.

Astronomy, Divination, and Politics in the Neo-Assyrian Empire / Verderame, Lorenzo. - STAMPA. - (2014), pp. 1847-1853. [10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_190].

Astronomy, Divination, and Politics in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

VERDERAME, Lorenzo
2014

Abstract

Celestial divination had an important role in the complex political and military machine of the Neo-Assyrian empire. Thousand of cuneiform documents deal- ing with celestial divination have come to light from the excavated archives of this period, as the Assurbanipal’s library. Among them letters and reports enlight the relation of the king with his experts (ummânu), who performed divination and apotropaic rituals for his protection.
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