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Orthostat G-18, Partially Incised Sign

Orthostat G-18 (WAM 21.8) from the Northwest Palace with a Partially Incised UŠ Sign Visible (Photo by J. Caleb Howard)

In the mid-ninth century BCE, the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II [] (ruled 883-859 BCE) established a new capital at Kalḫu [], modern Nimrud []. He rebuilt its walls, built up the citadel [], and constructed temples for several Mesopotamian deities. He also built a new royal palace, which we call the Northwest Palace [] because of its location on the citadel mound. This massive palace was filled with inscriptions incised in stone - on the walls, on the floors, on the thresholds, and even on the thronebase - and the most famous of these is the Standard Inscription []. This project is devoted to the study of these inscriptions.

Note: This project is a work in progress! It is made available long before its completion so that users can access the score of the Standard Inscription presented under "Browse Online Corpus."

J. Caleb Howard

J. Caleb Howard, '', The Royal Inscriptions of Ashurnasirpal II from the Northwest Palace, J. Caleb Howard, 2019 []

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