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  • Ashurnasirpal II 051

Numbers

  • Q004505
  • Ashurnasirpal II 051

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  • band
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 883-859
  • Balawat (Imgur-Enlil)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashurnasirpal II

Ashurnasirpal II 051

Obverse
11

m-šur-PAP-A MAN GAL-ú MAN dan-nu MAN ŠÚ MAN KUR 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 has no rival among the princes of the four quarters,

22

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

33

MAN KUR -ma eṭ-lu qar-du šá ina GIŠ.tukul-ti -šur EN-šú DU.DU-ma

44

ina mal-ki.MEŠ šá kib-rat 4-ta šá-nin-šú la i-šu-ú

55

.SIPA tab-ra-a-te la-di-ru GIŠ.LAL e-du-ú gap-šú šá ma-ḫi-ra

(5) marvelous shepherd, fearless in battle, mighty flood-tide which has no opponent, the king who subdues those insubordinate to him, who rules all peoples, strong male, who treads upon the necks of his foes, trampler of all enemies, the one who breaks up the forces of the rebellious, he who acts with the support of the great gods, his lords, and has conquered all lands, gained dominion over all the highlands, and received their tribute, capturer of hostages, he who is victorious over all lands:

66

la i-šú-ú MAN mu-šá-ak-ni-ìš la kan-šú-te-šú šá nap-ḫar kiš-šat

77

UN.MEŠ i-pe-lu NÍTA dan-nu mu-kab-bi-is a-a-bi-šú da-⸢

88

kul-lat .KÚR.MEŠ mu-pa-ri-ru ki-iṣ-ri mul-tar-ḫi šá ina GIŠ.tukul-ti

99

DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ EN.MEŠ-šú DU.DU-ma KUR.KUR.MEŠ -ši-na

1010

ŠU-su KUR-ud ḫur-šá-a-ni -šú-nu i-pe-lu-ma bi-lat-su-nu im-ḫu-ru

1111

ṣa-bit li-i-ṭí GAR-⸢in li-i-te UGU -ši-na KUR.KUR.MEŠ e-nu-ma -šur

(11b) When Aššur, the lord who called my name (and) who makes my sovereignty supreme, placed his merciless weapon in my lordly arms, I felled with the sword the extensive troops of the Lullumu in battle. With the help

1212

EN na-bu-ú MU-ia mu-šar-bu-ú MAN-ti-ia GIŠ.TUKUL-šú la pa-da-a

1313

a-na i-da-at EN-ti-ia lu-ú it-muḫ ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-at KUR.lu-ul-lu-me-e

1414

DAGAL⸣.MEŠ ina -reb tam-ḫa-ri ina GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ lu ú-šam-qit ina re-⸢ṣu-te

1515

šá dšá-maš u dIŠKUR DINGIR.MEŠ tik-le-ia ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-at KUR.KUR na-i-ri

(15) of the gods Šamaš and Adad, the gods my supporters, I thundered like the god Adad, the devastator, against the troops of the lands Nairi, Ḫabḫu, the Šubaru, and the land Nirbu. 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

1616

KUR.ḫab-ḫi KUR.šu-ba-re-e u KUR.ni-ir-bi ki-⸢ma dIŠKUR ra-ḫi-ṣi

1717

UGU-šú-nu áš-gu-um MAN šá TA e-be-er-ta-an ÍD.ḪAL.ḪAL a-di KUR.lab-na-na

1818

u A.AB.BA-GAL-te KUR.la-qe-e a-na si-ḫi-ir-ti-šá KUR.su-ḫi a-di URU.ra-pi-qi

1919

a-na GÌR.II.MEŠ-šú ú-šá-ak-ni-šá TA SAG e-ni ÍD.su-ub-na-at a-di

2020

KUR.ni-ir-bi šá be-ta-a-ni ŠU-su KUR-⸢ud TA KUR -⸢re-be šá KUR.ḫab-ru-ri

(20) the interior of the land Nirbu. I brought within the boundaries of my land (the territory stretching) from the passes of Mount Habruru to the land Gilzānu, from the opposite bank of the Lower Zab to the city Tīl-Bāri which is upstream from the city Zaban, to the cities Tīl-ša-Zabdāni and Tīl-ša-Abtāni, the cities Ḫirimu, Ḫarutu, (which are) fortresses of Karduniaš (Babylonia). I accounted (the people) from the passes of Mount Babitu to Mount Ḫašmar as people of my land. In the lands over which I gained dominion I always appointed my governors. They entered (lit. “performed') servitude (and) I imposed upon them corvée.

2121

a-di KUR.gíl-za-a-ni TA e-ber-ta-an ÍD.za-ba-KI.TA a-di URU.DU₆-ba-a-ri šá

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el-an URU.za-ban a-di URU.DU₆-šá-mza-ab-da-a-ni u URU.DU₆-šá-mab-ta-a-ni

2323

URU.ḫi-ri-mu URU.ḫa-ru- KUR.bi-ra-a-te šá KUR.kar-du-ni-áš a-na mi-ṣir

2424

KUR-ia ú-te-er TA -re-be šá KUR.ba-bi-te a-di KUR.ḫaš-mar a-na UN.MEŠ

2525

KUR-ia am-nu ina KUR.KUR.MEŠ šá a-pe-lu-ši-na-a-ni .GAR-nu-te-ia al-ta-kan

2626

ur-du-te [ú]-pu-šu ku-dúr-ru e-me-su-nu-ti m-šur-PAP-A NUN-ú

(26b) Ashurnasirpal, attentive prince, worshipper of the great gods, ferocious dragon, conqueror of cities and the entire highlands:

2727

na-a-du pa-líḫ DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ ú-šúm-gal-lu ek-du ka-šid URU.URU u

2828

ḫur-šá-a-ni paṭ gim-ri-šú-nu [URU šu-ú a]-⸢na -šú-te DIB⸣-[bat]

(28b) I took [this city in hand] for renovation. I named it Imgur-Enlil. I fortified its circumference with a wall (and) built therein a palace as my sovereign dwelling. I made lofty doors of fir (and) hung (them) at its gate.

2929

[URU].im-gúr-dBAD MU-šú ab-bi BÀD ana na-al-ban ak-ṣur É.GAL ana šu-bat MAN-ti-ia ina lìb-bi

3030

ab-ni GIŠ.IG.MEŠ GIŠ.Ù.SUḪ₅ MAḪ.MEŠ - ina -šá ú-rat-⸢te


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/Q004505/.