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  • Ashurnasirpal II 020

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  • Q004474
  • Ashurnasirpal II 020

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  • stele
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 883-859
  • Babil
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashurnasirpal II

Ashurnasirpal II 020

Obverse
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[-šur EN GAL-ú MAN] gim-rat DINGIR.[MEŠ GAL.MEŠ]

(1) [God Aššur, the great lord, king of] all the [great] gods; [god Anu, king of the Ig]īgū and [Anunnakū gods; (lord of the lands) god Enlil], exalted one, father of the gods, [(creator of all); god E]a, king of the [apsû, lord of wisdom (and) understanding;

22

[da-nu MAN di]-gi-gi u [da-nun-na-ki (dEN KUR.KUR.MEŠ)]

33

[dBAD ṣi-i]-ru a-bu DINGIR.[MEŠ (ba-nu-ú -ma)]

44

[dé]-a MAN ZU.[AB EN -me-qi ḫa-si-su]

55

[d30] er-šu MAN a-[ge-e LAL-ú nam-ri-ri]

(5) god Sîn], wise one, king of the lunar disk, [lofty luminary; god Adad], the exceptionally strong, [lord of abundance; god Ša]maš, judge of heaven [and underworld, commander of all; god] Marduk, sage, [lord] god [of oracles; god Ninurta], warrior of the Igīgū and [Anunnakū gods];

66

[dIŠKUR] geš-ru šu-[tu-ru EN ḪÉ.GÁL]

77

[dšá]-maš DI.KUD AN-e [u KI-tim mu-ma-ʾe-er gi-im-ri]

88

[d]AMAR.UTU ap-kal d[EN ti-ri-te]

99

[dnin-urta] qar-rad dNUN.GAL.MEŠ u [da-nun-na-ki]

1010

[d]U.GUR gít-ma-lu MAN tam-ḫa-ri [dnusku na-ši GIŠ.GIDRU -te]

(10) [god] Nergal, perfect one, king of battle; [god Nusku, bearer of the holy scepter], circumspect [god]; goddess Ni[nlil, spouse of the god Enlil, mother of the great gods]; goddess Ištar, foremost in [heaven and underworld, who] is consummate in [the canons of combat]; great gods, [who decree the destinies (and)] make great [the] sovereignty of [Ashurnasirpal, attentive prince],

1111

[DINGIR] mul-ta*-lu dNIN.[LÍL ḫi-ir-ti dBAD]

1212

[AMA DINGIR.MEŠ GAL].MEŠ dINANNA SAG-ti [AN-e u KI-ti šá GARZA]

1313

[qar-du]-te šuk-lu-lat DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.[MEŠ mu-ši-mu ši-mat KUR]

1414

[mu]-šar-bu-ú MAN-ti [m-šur-PAP-A NUN-ú na-a-du]

1515

[pa]-liḫ DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ ú-[šúm-gal-lu ek-du ka-šid]

(15) worshipper of the great gods, [ferocious dragon, conqueror of cities] (and) the entire highlands, [king of lords], controller of the obstinate, [crowned with splendor, fearless in battle, lofty (and) merciless hero, who stirs up strife, king of all princes, lord of lords,

1616

[URU].URU ḫur-šá-ni paṭ gim-ri-[šu-nu LUGAL EN.MEŠ-e]

1717

[mu]-la-iṭ ek-ṣu-[te a-pir ša-lum-ma-te]

1818

[la a-di-ru GIŠ.LAL ur-šá-nu tíz-qa-ru la pa-du-ú]

1919

[mu-rib a-nun-te LUGAL mal-ki.MEŠ EN EN.MEŠ-e]

2020

[UTUL] MAN MAN.MEŠ-ni i-[ši-pu na--du ni-bit dMAŠ qar-di]

(20) chief herdsman], king of kings, [attentive purification priest, designate of the warrior god Ninurta, destructive weapon of] the great gods, [avenger, the king who has always acted] justly [with the support of Aššur and the god Šamaš], the gods who help him [and cut down like marsh reeds fortified mountains] and princes hostile [to him (and) subdued under him] all their lands,

2121

[ka-šu-] DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ mu-[ter gi-mil-li MAN šá ina GIŠ.tukul-ti]

2222

[-šur u dšá-maš] DINGIR.MEŠ tik-le-šu [me]-še-[riš DU-ku-ma]

2323

[KUR.MEŠ-ni šap-ṣu]-te u mal-ki KÚR.MEŠ-[šu GIM GI a- ú-ḫa-ṣi-ṣu]

2424

[kúl]-lat KUR.KUR.MEŠ-šu-nu a-na [GÌR.II.MEŠ-šú ú-šék-ni-šá]

2525

[za-nin] NIDBA.MEŠ a-na [DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ NUN-ú]

(25) [provider] of offerings for [the great gods, legitimate prince], to whom is perpetually [entrusted] the proper administration [of the rites of the temples of his land, whose deeds and] offerings [the great gods of heaven and] underworld love so that they

2626

[ke]-e-nu šá a-na šu-te-[šur GARZA.MEŠ É.KUR.MEŠ KUR-šú]

2727

[pit-qu]-du ka-ia-na [šá ep-šet qa-ti-šú]

2828

ù na-dan zi-bi-[šu DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ šá AN-e]

2929

[ù] KI-te i-ra-mu-ma SANGA-[su ina É.KUR.MEŠ a-na da-riš ú]--

3030

kín-nu [GIŠ].TUKUL.MEŠ-šu-nu ez-zu-te [ana ši-rík-te EN-te-šú]

(30) established [forever his] priesthood [in the temples], granted [to his dominion] their fierce weapons, (and) [made him more marvelous] than (any of) the kings of the [four] quarters with respect to the splendor of [his weapons (and) the radiance of his dominion, (he who) has always contested with] all enemies of Aššur [above and below and imposed] upon [them] tribute [and tax, conqueror of the foes of Aššur],

3131

-ru-ku šá-lum-ma-at GIŠ.[TUKUL.MEŠ-šu me-lam EN-ti-šú]

3232

UGU MAN.MEŠ-ni šá kib-rat [4-i ú-šar-ri-ḫu-šú]

3333

KÚR.MEŠ-[(ut)] -šur paṭ gim-ri-[šu-nu e-liš u KI.TA -ta-na-nu-ma]

3434

GUN [u ma]-da-ta UGU-[šu-nu ú-ki-nu ka-šid a-a-bu-ut -šur]

3535

MAN dan-nu MAN KUR -šur [A TUKUL-MAŠ ŠID -šur šá kúl-lat za-i-ri-šú]

(35) strong king, king of Assyria; [son of Tukultī-Ninurta (II), vice-regent of Aššur, who] defeated [all his enemies (and) impaled the corpses of his enemies] on posts, grandson of Adad-nārārī (II), [appointee of the great gods, who always achieved the defeat of those] insubmissive to him and (thereby) became lord of all, [offspring of Aššur-dān (II) who] opened [towns (and) founded shrines]:

3636

i-ni-[ru] ina ga-[ši-ši ú-re-tu-ú pa-gar ge-ri-šu]

3737

DUMU.DUMU šá 10-ERIM.TÁḪ [GÌR.NÍTA DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ šá si-kip-ti]

3838

la ma-gi-[ri-šu il-tàk-ka-nu-ma]

3939

i-pe-lu gim-ra [lìb-lìb-bi šá m-KAL-an ša ma-ḫa-zi]

4040

ú-pát-tu-ú [ú-kín-nu -re-e-ti ina u₄-me-šú-ma]

(40b) [At that time my nobility, my sovereignty, my dominion, (and) my power came forth] at the command of the [great] gods; [I am king], I am lord, I am praiseworthy, [I am exalted, I am important, I am magnificent, I am foremost], I am a hero, [I am a warrior, I am a lion, and I am virile]; Ashurnasirpal, [strong] king, [king of Assyria, designate of the god Sîn],

4141

ina pi-i [DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ MAN-ti EN-ti kiš-šú-ti È-a MAN-ku]

4242

be-la-ku na-da-[ku MAḪ-ku DUGUD-ku šur-ru-ḫa-ku SAG.KAL-ku]

4343

ur-šá-na-ku [qar-ra-da-ku lab-ba-ku u zi-ka-ra-ku]

4444

m-šur-PAP-A MAN [dan-nu MAN KUR -šur ni-bit d30]

4545

mi-ig-ri [da-nim na-mad d10 kaš-kaš DINGIR.MEŠ ana-ku]

(45) favorite of [the god Anu, loved one of the god Adad (who is) almighty among the gods, I], the merciless weapon [which lays low lands hostile to him, I], the king, capable [in battle, ...]

4646

GIŠ.TUKUL la pa-[du-ú mu-šam-qit KUR KÚR.MEŠ-šú ana-ku]

4747

MAN le-[ʾu-u ...]

Lacuna


Based on A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC I (1114-859 BC) (RIMA 2), Toronto, 1991. Adapted by Jamie Novotny (2015-16) and lemmatized and updated by Nathan Morello (2016-17) for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-funded OIMEA Project at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/riao/Q004474/.