In ancient times the peoples of Central Asia and China considered natural phenomena a reaction of the Heaven to their deeds. The article introduces the unique Manchu manuscript from the Gest Library, Princeton University, which deals with the interpretation of celestial signs. Since the manuscript is written entirely in Manchu, similar Chinese texts on solar and lunar omens are presented as well.
Conference Yemen as Rally Point dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Piotr A. Gryaznevich (September 19, 1929 — February 12, 1997) and Avraam Gr. Lundin (December 25, 1929 — October 12, 1994) will be held in the IOM RAS.