In the 6th century B.C. the scribes of Enuma Anu Enlil were a group of men at the Babylonian court who were experts in astronomy and astrology.
Texts refer to this group of scribes, but we do not know exactly who they were, what they did and how they were trained. However, for hundreds of years the scribes kept accurate records of natural events on the earth and in the sky in order to predict the future.
Click on some examples of texts that were used by the scribes of Enuma Anu Enlil. They are on the shelves in the library.
(click on the various tablets above)
It was very important for scribes
to know and understand the number systems so they could work out mathematical
problems and record numbers properly.