Brief solar eclipse of 197 AD


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This may have been seen in Carrhae and Antioch. Septimius Severus sacked the Parthian captital of Ctesiphon in 197 AD.(near Baghdad, Iraq)

Although the solar eclipse was very brief, ancient peoples were very aware of changes in the sky. They associated slight changes to the gods will. People were not looking at cell phones or computers and made their living in trades like agriculture and fishing.


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