Writing in Graeco-Roman Egypt


Astronomical Table
3rd Century AD

P.Mich.inv 924

Another example of the Greek number system, this astronomical table most likely records the movement of a celestial object over the course of a month. It consists of several series of two columns each; the left column contains the position (in terms of degrees and minutes) while the right column holds the day of the month (from one to thirty).

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