Hypsomata

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Hypsoma (Babylonian nisirti ašar or bit nisirti; "hidden place"; pl. hypsomata) is a Greek word indicating the Ecliptic higher point of a celestial body, as seen from Earth.[clarification needed] In Babylonian astronomy (wherein we have the prime mention of the phenomenon) the hypsomata of stars and planets are described in the Astrolabe B and in the mul.APIN: each star of Ea's path has its special hypsoma.

Literature[edit]

  • Dietz-Otto Edzard u.a.: Reallexikon der Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archäologie, Bd. 2, de Gruyter, Berlin 1978, ISBN 3-11-004450-1, S. 380-381
  • Hermann Hunger, David Pingree: Astral sciences in Mesopotamia, Brill, Leiden 1999, ISBN 90-04-10127-6, S. 28
  • Alexandra von Lieven: Der Himmel über Esna – Eine Fallstudie zur religiösen Astronomie in Ägypten am Beispiel der kosmologischen Decken- und Architravinschriften im Tempel von Esna. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2000, ISBN 3-447-04324-5