I saw this online* and am reposting it here. Researchers believe that this clay tablet tracks the trajectory of the asteroid which collided with the Austrian Alps in Kovels in June of 3123 BCE, causing a catastrophic impact that killed anyone in its path.
As an aside, it is interesting to note that Abu Ma’Shar dated the Great Flood to the year 3102 BCE. This is also the year in Hindu astrology ascribed to the start of the Kali Yuga. According to the Surya Siddhanta, Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE, which is also considered the date on which Krishna left the earth to return to Vaikuntha. In addition, Bruce Scofield let me know that the Maya Long Count start date was in 3114 BCE.
Of astrological interest is that there was a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in sidereal Gemini (3 degrees) in April of 3124 BCE and a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in sidereal Capricorn (22 degrees) in December of 3105 BCE, using the Lahiri ayanamsa. In the tropical zodiac these conjunctions occurred in Aries (16 degrees) and Sagittarius (5 degrees), respectively.
“An ancient Sumerian astronomer recorded the events that he observed in 3123 BC. The age of this cuneiform wall is more than 5100 years.
This cuneiform stone is found in the British Museum and has puzzled experts for more than 150 years. This plate recorded the collision of a (Aten) asteroid, which is a group of asteroids close to Earth with a diameter of more than a kilometer
Researchers now believe that the size and trajectory of the asteroid that was tracked by this unit correspond to the asteroid that collided with the Austrian Alps in Kovels, causing a catastrophic impact that killed anyone in its path, and this impact led to a landslide.
According to the researchers, this clay tablet is believed to be an astrolabe or best said to be one of the oldest astronomical instruments discovered in Mesopotamia.
Computer analysis compared the inscription on the tablet to the sky over Mesopotamia showing the date of the event as June 29, 3123 BC.
Mark Hempsell, one of the researchers from the University of Bristol who decoded the tablet, said: ‘It’s a wonderful piece of observation, a perfectly fine piece of science.’
In 2008, two authors, Alan Bond and Mark Himsell, published a book on the tablet titled ‘A Sumerian Observation of a Covels Effect’.”
Bristol University by Mark Hempsell
Trustees of the British Museu
* in a Facebook posting by Mohammed Aljawad Alawi at https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2499223447036905&set=gm.1026879434481628