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Babylonian astronomers calculated Jupiter’s motion

Research carried out on cuneiform tablets from the British Museum have revealed that the Babylonians calculated the position of Jupiter between 350-50 B.C. On four of these tablets the distance covered by Jupiter is computed as the area of a figure that represents how its velocity changes with time. None of

Altar dedicated to Jupiter found in England

Archaeologists working in Maryport, England, have uncovered a Roman altar that dates back 1,600 years. The excitement started soon after 9am on Wednesday when Mr Murray, 68, who was also responsible for finding a hoard of Roman coins a couple of years ago, was working in a pit previously excavated in