Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire
From the September/October 2017 Biblical Archaeology Review
Sarah K. Yeomans • 08/21/2017
"For as long as human beings have existed, surely no part of the natural world has been more enigmatic or influential as the movement of observable celestial objects. Earth’s movement around the sun set the agricultural cycles by which the large majority of humanity lived until our own, very recently arrived, modern era, while the moon’s effect on the ocean’s tides profoundly influenced the day-to-day lives and economies of ancient seafaring nations ..."