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Topic: Ancient Astronomy

Ancient Astronomy explores the study of celestial bodies and phenomena by ancient civilizations, including the development of sophisticated systems of observation, calculation, and astrological interpretation.

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The podcast episodes provided cover various aspects of ancient astronomy, with a focus on the practices and discoveries of Mesopotamian astronomers.

The episode 'Bad Omens Or The Cycle of Nature? How The Ancient World Viewed Eclipses' extensively discusses the Babylonian and Assyrian documentation and understanding of eclipses, recognizing their cyclical patterns.

The episode 'Songkran (Encore)' touches on how the timing of the Thai New Year celebration of Songkran was influenced by the positioning of the sun in relation to the constellation of Aries, demonstrating the ancient integration of astronomical observations into cultural traditions.

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