The animation shows the heavens as if you yourself were present at the West-Terrace on top of the Nemrud on the 14th of July 109 B.C. ...
The Lion Horoscope is a stone slab measuring 1.75 x 2.40 metres and a thickness of 0.47 metres. It shows a lion marching to the right.
The body of the lion is covered with nineteen stars. Each star has eight pointed rays. Apart from small differences the positions of the nineteen stars represent the constellation of Lion as described in the ancient star table of Eratosthenes.
The lion wears a sickle under his neck, symbolising the New Moon. Above this disk the star Regulus radiates. Regulus has been associated with the king throughout the history of mankind. It was named Regulus by Copernicus after the earlier "Rex", equivalent to the "Basileos" of Ptolemeus. In ancient Akkad the star was known as "Amil-gal-ur" King-of-the-celestial-sphere. In Babylonia as "Sharu" the King. In ancient Persia as "Miyan" the Centre, leader of the four royal stars.
Above the lions back three stars are depicted with sixteen points instead of eight. These are not stars but planets. From left to right they are Mars, Mercury and Jupiter. Above them you can read their Greek names:
Maurice Crijns, 1995.
Humann-Puchstein, Reisen, 329ff with Pl. XL; Bey-Effendi, 21f and Pl.
24; RRR I, 196; MMM II l.c. fig. 8; Gressmann, Or. Rel., 147 fig. 55; Hell.
Gestirnrel., 22f and fig. 8; Cook, Zeus I, 749 fig. 547; Hunger-Lamer, Altor.
Kult., fig. 193; Sarre, Kunst Pers., fig. 55; Turchi, RRA, PI. XXII, 2. See
Horoscope of Antiochus of Commagene (July 17, 98 RC.). Standing lion to the
right with a crescent below his neck and a number of stars on his body and in
the field. Above his back three large planets, the names of which are mentioned: