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- This was celebrated with a large 11-day religious festival known as Akitu. Unlike the traditional calendar, this date was late in March. However, over the centuries, the calendar and sun fell out of sync and this method became ineffective.
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- Front of the throne base of Shalmaneser III of Assyria, showing the Assyrian king and Marduk-zakir-Å¡umi I of Babylon shaking hands in a public display of Assyro-Babylonian friendship. From Kalhu. Iraq Museum, IM 65574.
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- Following the first new moon after the vernal equinox in late March, the Babylonians of ancient Mesopotamia would honor the rebirth of the natural world with a multi-day festival called Akitu.
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- During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or reaffirmed their loyalty to the reigning king. They also made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed.
Akitu is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Akitu books and related discussion.
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