Ancient fathers of the zodiac tracked down

A U.S. astronomer has traced the origins of a set of ancient clay tablets made in Babylon around 687 BC. The tablets, showing constellations thought to be precursors of the present-day zodiac, are now confirmed to be based on much earlier observations made by Assyrian astronomers around 1,370 BC.

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