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Babylonian Liver Omens

The Chapters Manzazu, Padanu and Pan Takalti of the Babylonian Extispicy Series mainly from Assurbanipal’s Library

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

Babylonian Liver Omens

The Chapters Manzazu, Padanu and Pan Takalti of the Babylonian Extispicy Series mainly from Assurbanipal’s Library

The canonical version of the Babylonian omen series concerned with barûtu - extispicy (divination from entrails of sheep) - consisted of ten chapters or sub-series, and are among the first intellectual adventures of Ancient Man into the field of science.

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Table of Contents

Preface
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 3 of the Babylonian extispicy series: Manzazu, the Presence
 
Chapter 4 of the Babylonian extispicy series: Padanu, the Path
 
Chapter 5 of the Babylonian extispicy series: Pan takaltu, The Front of the Pouch
 
Excerpts
 
Bibliography
 
Index of Texts
 
Index of Words
 
Index of Logograms
 
Plates

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