|Tuesday, December 2, 2003|
Astronomical Decoration on Ceramics, Mesopotamia part VIII
Oops, going back to Mesopotamia for a second...
The Assyrian (Babylonian) Sky Map of Sargon is an illustration of people on ships with various creatures above. However, it has been deciphered as containing a planisphere, star map, by Andis Kaulins.
It is unclear to me what the tablet is made of, maybe it is of stone or ceramic. However, the idea of a narrative, illustrated with information, makes it compelling enough to mention here. (It also fits with some of my other research on art containing information.)