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  • Ashurnasirpal II 038

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  • Q004492
  • Ashurnasirpal II 038

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

Ashurnasirpal II 038

Obverse
11

m-šur-PAP-A MAN GAL-ú MAN dan-nu MAN ŠÚ MAN KUR -šur A TUKUL-MAŠ

(1) Ashurnasirpal, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, son of Tukultī-Ninurta (II), great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, son of Adad-nārārī (II) (who was) also great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria; valiant man who acts with the support of Aššur, his lord, and

22

MAN GAL-ú MAN dan-nu MAN ŠÚ MAN KUR -šur A 10-ERIM-TÁḪ

33

MAN GAL-ú MAN dan-nu MAN ŠÚ MAN KUR -šur-ma eṭ-lu qar-du

44

šá ina GIŠ.tukul-ti -šur EN-šú DU.DU-ku-ma ina mal-ke.MEŠ

55

šá kib-rat 4-ta šá-nin-šú la i-šú-ú

(5) has no rival among the princes of the four quarters, the king who subdued (the territory stretching) from the opposite bank of the Tigris to Mount Lebanon and the Great Sea, the entire land Laqû, (and) the land Sūḫu including the city Rapiqu. He conquered from the source of the River Subnat to

66

MAN šá TA e-bir-ta-an ÍD.ḪAL.ḪAL a-di KUR.lab-na-na

77

ù A.AB.BA-GAL-te KUR.la-qe-e ana si-ḫír-ti-šá

88

KUR.su-ḫi a-di URU.ra-pi-qi ana GÌR.II.MEŠ-šú ú-šík-ni-šá

99

TA SAG-e-ni ÍD.su-ub-na-at a-di

1010

KUR.ni-ri-be šá bi-ta-ni ŠU-su KUR-ud

(10) the interior of the land Nirbu. I brought within the boundaries of my land (the territory stretching) from the passes of Mount Kirruru to the land Gilzānu, from the opposite bank of the Lower Zab to the city Tīl-Bāri which is upstream from the land Zaban, from the city Tīl-ša-Abtāni to the city Tīl-ša-Zabdāni,

1111

TA KUR ni-rib šá KUR.ḫab-ru-ri EN KUR.gíl-za-ni

1212

TA e-bir-ta-an ÍD.za-ba-KI.TA a-di

1313

URU.DU₆-ba-a-ri šá el-la-an KUR.za-ban

1414

TA URU.DU₆-šá-ab-ta-ni a-di URU.DU₆--

1515

šá-mza-ab-da-ni URU.ḫi-ri-mu URU.ḫa-ru-tu

(15) (and) the cities Ḫirimu (and) Ḫarutu (which are) fortresses of Karduniaš (Babylonia). Finally I have gained dominion over the entire extensive lands Nairi.

1616

KUR.bi-ra-te šá KUR.kar-du-ni-áš a-na mi-iṣ-ri

1717

KUR-ia ú-ter ù DAGAL.MEŠ KUR.KUR na-i-ri

1818

ana paṭ gim-ri-šá a-pél URU.kal-ḫu ana -šú-te

(18b) The city Kalḫu I took in hand for renovation. At that time the temple of the goddess Ištar, mistress of the divine Kidmuru,

1919

aṣ-bat e-nu-ma É dINANNA NIN-at dkid₉-mu-ri

2020

šá i-na pa-an ba-šu-ú ina MAN.MEŠ-ni AD.MEŠ-a

(20) which had previously existed (but already) in the time of the kings my fathers had crumbled and turned into ruin hills: (at that time), with the skill which the god Ea, king of the apsû (who) grants counsel (and) understanding, gave to me

2121

e-ʾ-ba-tu-ma ana DU₆ u kar-me

2222

GUR-ra ina ḫi-sa-at ŠÀ-ia ša dé-a

2323

MAN AB.ZU-e pe-ti ú-zu-ni ḫa-si-si

2424

-ru-ka-ni a-na ía-ši É dkid₉-mu-ri

2525

šu-a- ana -šu-te ab-ni dLAMA-at dINANNA

(25) I rebuilt for her this temple of the divine Kidmuru. I created an icon of the goddess Ištar, mistress of the divine Kidmuru, out of red gold (and) settled it on her dais. I established for her cereal and show offerings.

2626

NIN-at dkid₉-mu-ri ina .GI ḫu-še-e

2727

lu-ú ab-ni ina BÁRA-šá ú-še-ši-ib-ši ni-da-ba-ša

2828

ù tàk-li-<ma>-ša ú-ki-in-ši NUN-ú EGIR-ú

(28b) O later prince among the kings my sons whom Aššur will name:

2929

ina MAN.MEŠ DUMU.MEŠ-a ša -šur i-na-bu-šú

3030

bi-ru-te ta-ba-ri an-ḫu-sa ú-di-

(30) (When) you see the foundation restore its weakened (portions). Do not allow it (the icon) to be exposed to the sun. Do not erase my inscription (but) write your name with mine (and) return (it) to its place. Restore the weakened (portions) of this temple. (Then) Aššur, the great lord, the god Šamaš, judge of heaven

3131

a-šar dšam-ši la-a tu-šá-rib-ši MU šaṭ-ra

3232

la ta-pa-ši-ṭí MU-ka KI MU-ia šu-ṭu-ur

3333

a-na áš-ri-šú ta-e-er an-ḫu-ut É.KUR šu-a-

3434

ú-di-ši -šur EN GAL-ú dšá-maš DI.KU₅ AN-e

3535

u KI-ti dINANNA NIN-at dkid₉-mu-ri ik-ri-bi-šú

(35) and underworld, (and) the goddess Ištar, mistress of the divine Kidmuru, will listen to his prayers. May they lengthen his days; in wars with kings on the battlefield may they cause him to achieve success; may they establish copious abundance in his land.

3636

i-še-mu-šú UD.MEŠ-šú lu-ri-ku ina ša MAN.MEŠ-ni

3737

a-šar tàq-ru-ub-te am-mar ŠÀ-šú lu ú-šam-ṣu-šú

3838

ḪÉ.NUN ṭu-ḫu-du u ḪÉ.GÁL ina KUR-šú lu-kín-nu

3939

ša MU šaṭ-ra i-pa-ši-ṭu-ma MU-šú

(39) As for the one who erases my inscription and (40) writes his (own) name or removes this stele of mine, puts it in another place, throws (it) into water, burns it with fire, covers (it) with dirt, (or) takes it into a prison: may Aššur, the great lord, the god Adad, the canal-inspector of heaven and underworld,

4040

i-šá-ṭa-ru ù NA₄.NA..A-ia šu-a-

4141

i-na-šú-ú ina áš-ri šá-ni-ma i-šá-ka-nu

4242

ina A.MEŠ ŠUB-ú ina IZI i-qa-lu-ú ina SAḪAR.MEŠ

4343

i-ka-ta-mu ina É ki-li ú-še-ra-bu-ši

4444

-šur EN GAL-ú dIŠKUR .GAL AN-e u KI-ti

4545

dèr-ra EN šip-ṭí u šá-ga-áš-te MAN-su

(45) the god Erra, lord of judgment and destruction, overthrow his sovereignty, take away from him his throne, make him sit in bondage before his enemies, establish in his land distress, famine, (and) hunger, (and) destroy his name (and) his seed from the land.

4646

lis-ki-pu GIŠ.GU.ZA-šú li-ki-mu-šú ina pa-an .KÚR-šú

4747

ka-miš lu-še-ši-bu-šú su-un-qu bu-bu-tu

4848

ḫu-šá-ḫu ina KUR-šú lu-kín-nu MU-šú NUMUN-šú ina KUR

4949

lu ú-ḫal-li-qu


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/Q004492/.