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(MHEM 04 - HC) H. Gasche, J.A. Armstrong, S.W. Cole, V.G. Gurzadyan, Dating the Fall of Babylon: A Reappraisal of Second-Millennium Chronology (A Joint Ghent-Chicago-Harvard Project) (= MHEM 4), Ghent, Chicago, 1998
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Mesopotamian History and Environment, Series II, Memoirs

H. Gasche, J.A. Armstrong, S.W. Cole, V.G. Gurzadyan, Dating the Fall of Babylon: A Reappraisal of Second-Millennium Chronology (A Joint Ghent-Chicago-Harvard Project) (= MHEM 4), Ghent, Chicago, 1998

Chapter 1: Present Sources for the Chronology of the Second Millennium
1.1. Textual and Archaeological Evidences
1.2. Astronomical Evidence
1.3. Relevant Physical Techniques for Establishing an Absolute Chronology

Chapter 2:  The Archaeological Evidence
2.1. Principal Stratigraphical Sequences and Their Chronological Arrangement
2.2. The Pottery Sequence
2.3. Dating
2.4. Conclusion

Chapter 3: The Textual Evidence
3.1. Procedure
3.2. The Middle Chronology in Light of the Assyrian Kinglist Tradition
3.3. A Plausible Lower Chronology
3.4. Ancient Lunar Eclipse Data

Chapter 4: The Astronomical Data
4.1. The “Venus Tablet of Ammisaduqa"
4.2. The  Ur III Lunar Eclipses
4.3. Summary

Chapter 5: The Fall of Babylon and its Resettlement
5.1. The Anchor for an Absolute Chronology: The Ur III Lunar Eclipses
5.2. Ammisaduqa’s First Year of Reign
5.3. Babylon's Collapse and Revival
5.4. The New Chronological Markers 5.5. Chronological Implications for Other Periods and Regions

MHEM 04 Hardcover, VIII + 104 pages, 4 Plates. English
D/1998/0634/1 (Belgium)
ISBN 1-885923-10-40 (USA)
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 98-84354

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