Babylonianmathematical tables were not, however, confined to simple values, asatypical multiplication table (Istanbul) attests(Aaboe,, Vol.
In some respects certain Babylonian mathematicaltables from the later Seleucid Era are quite mystifying, especiallythose given tomore than twelve sexagesimal places (see: John P.
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A brief introduction to Babylonian astronomy, written by Asger Aaboe, can be found in volume 3, part 2 of (2nd edition, 1991), chapter 28b, "Babylonian mathematics, astrology and astronomy". Hermann Hunger's and David Pingree's (1999 Leiden) is less accessible but offers a wealth of information.