Names

  • Ashurnasirpal II 029

Numbers

  • Q004483
  • Ashurnasirpal II 029

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  • uncertain
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 883-859
  • Nimrud (Kalhu)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashurnasirpal II

Ashurnasirpal II 029

Obverse
Lacuna
1'1'

[...] RÉM-ú [...]

(1') the compassionate [god to whom it is good to pray ...];

2'2'

[...] MAN la šá-na-an [...]

(2') [Ashurnasirpal], unrivalled king [of the world, king of all the four quarters, sun(god) of all people, chosen of the gods Enlil and] Ninurta, beloved of [the gods Anu (and) Dagan, destructive weapon of the great gods, the pious], beloved of your heart, prince, [your favorite, whose priesthood is pleasing to your great divinity (and)]

3'3'

[...] dMAŠ na-ra-am [...]

4'4'

[...] na-ra-am ŠÀ-ka NUN [...]

5'5'

[...] tu-šar-ši-du BALA-šú eṭ-[lu ...]

(5') whose reign you established, [valiant] man [...] shepherdship of his land ... [...] my [sovereignty], my dominion, (and) my power which [...] I am capable, I am wise, [...]:

6'6'

[...] SIPA-ti KUR-šu ra-biš ib-[...]

7'7'

[... MAN]-ti EN-ti kiš-šú-ti šá [...]

8'8'

[...] le-ʾa-a-ku er-šá-ku [...]

9'9'

[...] KUR -šur NUN-ú a-lik pa-[ni-a ...]

(9') [The ancient city Kalḫu which Shalmaneser, king of] Assyria, a prince who preceded [me, had built this city had become dilapidated; it lay dormant. I rebuilt this city. I took] people which I had conquered [from the lands over which I had gained dominion, from the land Sūḫu, (from) the] entire [land of Laqû], from the city [Sirqu which is at the crossing of the Euphrates ...] many, the land Ḫatti [... I founded therein] the temple of the deities Enlil and Ninurta, the temple of [the deities Ea and Damkina, the temple of the deities Adad and Šala], the temple of the god Sîn and the goddess Gula [... I decorated (them)]

10'10'

[... ab]-ni? UN.MEŠ ki-šit-ti [...]

11'11'

[... si-ḫír]-ti-šá šá URU.[...]

12'12'

[...] ma-a-du-te KUR.ḫat-ta [...]

13'13'

[...] É dBAD u dnin-urta É [...]

14'14'

[...] É d30 u dgu-la [...]

15'15'

[...] ú-šar-ri-iḫ GIŠ.[ÙR.MEŠ ...]

(15') in a splendid fashion. [I installed over them cedar] beams (and) made [cedar doors. I fastened (them)] with [bronze] bands [and hung them in their doorways. (...) I made ... and] erected [them to the right and] left [at the doorways (...)]

16'16'

[...] - ina [me]-sir [ZABAR ...]

17'17'

[...] ina šu-me-[li? (x)] ú-[šá-zi-iz? ...]

18'18'

[...] ar-ku-ú ina MAN.MEŠ-ni [...]

(18') O later [prince] among the kings [my sons whom Aššur will name for the shepherdship of Assyria: restore] the weakened (portions) of the temples; [write your name with mine

19'19'

[...] an-ḫu-ut É.KUR.MEŠ [...]

20'20'

[...] a-na áš-ri-šú-nu [...]

(20') (and) return (my inscriptions)] to their places [so that Aššur ... in wars with kings] on the battlefield [will cause him to achieve success ...] will answer a firm yes [...] before his temple [...]

21'21'

[...] a-šar tàq-[ru-ub]-ti [...]

22'22'

[...] an-nu ki-i-nu [i]-pal-[šú ...]

23'23'

[...] a-na pa-an É.KUR-šú [...]

24'24'

[...] šá-ni-ma i-šá-ka-nu [...]

(24') [(As for the one who erases my inscription ...)] puts it in another place [...: may ...] the goddess Ištar, mistress of battle and conflict [...]

25'25'

[...] dINANNA NIN MURUB₄ 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/Q004483/.