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  • Shalmaneser III 010

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  • Q004615
  • Shalmaneser III 010

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 858-824
  • Qalat Sherqat (Assur)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Shalmaneser III

Shalmaneser III 010

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Column i
i 1i 1

-šur EN GAL-ú da-num DINGIR MAḪ

(i 1) Aššur, great lord; Anu, exalted god; god Enlil, perfectly magnificent; god Adad, canal-inspector of heaven and underworld; god Ninurta, foremost among the gods, lord of battle and strife; (i 5) goddess Ištar, foremost in heaven and underworld; god Ea, king of the apsû, lord of wisdom (and) understanding; god Sîn, king of the lunar disk, lord of brilliance; god Marduk, sage of the gods (and) lord of omens; great gods who decree destinies:

i 22

dBAD šur-bu-ú gít-ma-lu

i 33

dIŠKUR -gal AN-e ù KI-ti

i 44

dMAŠ SAG.KAL DINGIR.MEŠ EN MURUB₄ ù

i 55

dINANNA SAG.KAL AN-e ù KI-ti

i 66

dé-a MAN ZU.AB EN -me-qi ḫa-si-su

i 77

d30 MAN a-ge-e EN nam-ri-ri

i 88

dAMAR.UTU ABGAL DINGIR.MEŠ EN te-re-ti

i 99

DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ mu-ši-mu dNAM.MEŠ

i 1010

mdsál-ma-nu-MAŠ MAN kiš-šat UN.MEŠ

(i 10) Shalmaneser, king of all people, prince, vice-regent of Aššur, strong king, king of all the four quarters, sun(god) of all people, ruler of all lands; son of Ashurnasirpal (II), exalted priest whose priesthood was pleasing to the gods and (who) subdued (i 15) all lands at his feet, pure offspring of Tukultī-Ninurta (II), who slew all his enemies and annihilated (them) like a flood:

i 1111

NUN ŠID -šur MAN dan-nu MAN kúl-lat kib-rat

i 1212

LÍMMU-i dšam-šu kiš-šat UN.MEŠ mur-te-du-ú

i 1313

ka-liš KUR.KUR.MEŠ DUMU -šur-PAP-A SANGA-ú ṣi-i-ru

i 1414

šá SANGA-su UGU DINGIR.MEŠ i-ṭí-bu-ma

i 1515

KUR.KUR.MEŠ nap-ḫar-ši-na a-na GÌR.II.MEŠ-šu

i 1616

ú-šék-ni-šu nab-ni-tu -tu

i 1717

ša mGIŠ.tukul-ti-dMAŠ šá kúl-lat za-i-ri-šu

i 1818

i--ru-ma -pu-un a-bu-ba-ni-

i 1919

ina šur-rat MAN-ti-ia ša ina GIŠ..TE

(i 19) At the beginning of my reign, after I ascended the royal throne, I mustered my chariots (and) troops. I entered the pass of the land Simesi (and) captured the city Aridu, the fortified city of Ninnu.

i 2020

MAN-ti ú-ši-bu GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ERIM.ḪI.A-ia

i 2121

ad-ki ina KUR.-re-be ša KUR.si-me-si KU₄-ub

i 2222

URU.a-ri-du URU dan-nu-ti-šú šá mni-in-ni

i 2323

KUR-ud ina 1 BALA-ia ÍD.A.RAD e-bir

(i 23b) In my first regnal year I crossed the Euphrates (and) marched to the western sea. I washed my weapons in the sea (and) made sacrifices to my gods. I climbed up the Amanus range (and) cut beams of cedar (and) juniper. I climbed up Mount Lallar (and) erected therein my royal statue.

i 2424

a-na tam-di šá šùl-me dšam-ši al-lik

i 2525

GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-ia ina tam-di ú-lil UDU.SISKUR.MEŠ

i 2626

a-na DINGIR.MEŠ-ni-ia aṣ-bat a-na KUR-e

i 2727

KUR.ḫa-ma-ni e-li GIŠ.gu-šu-ri

i 2828

GIŠ.e-re-ni GIŠ.ŠEM.LI a-ki-is

i 2929

a-na KUR.lal-la-ar e-li ṣa-lam

i 3030

MAN-ti-ia ina lìb-bi ú-še-ziz ina 2 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(i 30b) In my second regnal year I approached the city Tīl-Barsip (Barsaip), captured the cities of Aḫunu, the man of Bīt-Adini, (and) confined him to his city. I crossed the Euphrates in flood (and) captured the city Dabigu, fortress of the land Ḫatti, together with cities in its environs.

i 3131

a-na URU.DU₆-bar-sa-ip aq-ṭí-rib

i 3232

URU.MEŠ-ni ša ma-ḫu-ni DUMU-a-di-ni

i 3333

KUR-ud ina URU-šu e-sir-šu ÍD.A.RAD

i 3434

ina mi-li-šá e-bir a-na URU.da-bi-gi

i 3535

URU.bi-ir-tu ša KUR.ḫat-ti a-di

i 3636

URU.MEŠ-ni ša li-me-tu-šú KUR-ud ina 3 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(i 36b) In my third regnal year Aḫunu, the man of Bīt-Adini, became frightened in the face of my mighty weapons and abandoned the city Tīl-Barsip (Barsaip), his royal city. He crossed the Euphrates. I took as my own (i 40) the city Ana-Aššur-utēr-aṣbat, which is on the other side of the Euphrates by the River Sagura, which the people of Ḫatti call the city Pitru. On my return (i 45) I entered the pass of Alzu (and) captured Alzu, the lands Suḫme, Daiēnu, Tummu, the city Arṣaškun, the land Gilzānu, (and) the city Ḫubuškia.

i 3737

ma-ḫu-ni DUMU-a-di-ni TA IGI GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-ia

i 3838

dan-nu-ti ip-láḫ-ma URU.DU₆-bar-sa-ip

i 3939

URU MAN-ti-šu um-da-šir ÍD.A.RAD

i 4040

e-bir URU.a-na--šur-ú-ter-aṣ-bat

i 4141

šá GÌR.MEŠ am-ma-te ša ÍD.A.RAD ša UGU

i 4242

ÍD.sa-gúr-ri šá .MEŠ KUR.ḫat-ta-a-a

i 4343

šá URU.pi-it-ru i-qa-bu-šú-ni a-na

i 4444

ra-ma-ni-ia aṣ-bat ina ta-ia-ar-te-a

i 4545

ina -re-be ša KUR.al-zi KU₄-ub

i 4646

KUR.al-zi KUR.su-uḫ-me KUR.da-ia-e-ni

i 4747

KUR.tum₄-me URU.ar-ṣa-áš-kun KUR.gíl-za-nu

i 4848

URU.ḫu-bu--ki-a KUR-ud ina 4 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(i 48b) In my fourth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates in flood in pursuit of Aḫunu, the man of Bīt-Adini. (ii 1) He had made as his stronghold Mount Šītamrat, a mountain peak on the bank of the Euphrates. I besieged (and) captured the mountain peak. Aḫunu, together with his gods, his chariots, his horses, (and) 22,000 of his troops I uprooted (and) brought to my city, Aššur.

i 4949

ÍD.A.RAD ina mi-li-šá e-bir EGIR

i 5050

ma-ḫu-ni DUMU-a-di-ni ar-te-di

i 5151

KUR.ši-tam-rat ú-ba-an KUR-e ša a-ḫat

Column ii
ii 1ii 1

ÍD.A.RAD a-na dan-nu-ti-šú -kun

ii 22

ú-ba-an KUR-e a-si-bi ak-ta-šad

ii 33

ma-ḫu-ni DUMU-a-di-ni a-di DINGIR.MEŠ-ni-šu

ii 44

GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ-šu ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ-šú 20 LIM 2 LIM

ii 55

ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-šú a-su-ḫa-šu a-na URU-ia

ii 66

-šur ub-la ina MU-ma ši-a-te KUR.kúl-la-ar

(ii 6b) In this same year I crossed Mount Kullar, went down to the interior of the land Zamua, (and) captured the cities of Nikdêra and Nikdēme.

ii 77

at-ta-bal-kát a-na KUR.za-mu-a ša É-a-ni

ii 88

at-ta-rad URU.MEŠ-ni ša mni-ik-de-ra

ii 99

mni-ik-de-ma KUR-ud ina 5 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(ii 9b) In my fifth regnal year I ascended Mount Kašiyari (and) captured eleven fortified cities. I confined Anḫitti, the Šubraean, to his city (and) received his tribute. ii 13-25) In my sixth regnal year I approached the cities on the banks of the River Baliḫ. They killed Giammu, their city ruler. I entered the city Tīl-turaḫi. I crossed the Euphrates in flood (and) received tribute from the kings of the land Ḫatti. Hadad-ezer (Adad-idri), the Damascene, Irḫulēnu, the Ḫamatite, together with twelve kings on the shore of the sea, (ii 20) trusting in their united forces, attacked me to wage war and battle. I fought with them (and) defeated them. I captured from them their chariotry, cavalry, (and) military equipment (and) put to the sword 25,000 of their fighting men.

ii 1010

ina KUR.kaš-ia-e-ri e-li 11 URU.MEŠ-ni

ii 1111

dan-nu-ti KUR-ud man-ḫi-it-ti KUR.šub-ri-a-a

ii 1212

ina URU-šu e-sir-šú ma-da--šu am-ḫur-šu

ii 1313

ina 6 BALA.MEŠ-ia a-na URU.MEŠ-ni ša ši-di

ii 1414

ÍD.ba-li-ḫi aq-ṭí-rib mgi-am-mu

ii 1515

EN.URU-šú-nu GAZ a-na URU.DU₆-tur-a-ḫi KU₄-ub

ii 1616

ÍD.A.RAD ina mi-li-šá e-bir ma-da-

ii 1717

šá MAN.MEŠ-ni ša KUR.ḫat-ti am-ḫur mIŠKUR-id-ri

ii 1818

šá-KUR.ANŠE-šú mir-ḫu-le-ni KUR.a-ma-ta-a-a

ii 1919

a-di 12 MAN.MEŠ-ni ša ši-di tam-di

ii 2020

a-na Á.MEŠ a-ḫa-miš it-tàk-lu-ma

ii 2121

a-na e-peš MURUB₄ u ina GABA-ia

ii 2222

it-bu-ni it-te-šú-nu am-daḫ-ḫi-iṣ BAD₅.BAD₅-šú-nu

ii 2323

-kun GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ-šú-nu pet-ḫal-la-šú-nu

ii 2424

ú-nu-ut -šú-nu e-kim-šú-nu 20 LIM 5 LIM

ii 2525

ERIM.MEŠ ti-du-ki-šú-nu ina GIŠ.TUKUL u-šam-qit

ii 2626

ina 7 BALA.MEŠ-ia a-na URU.MEŠ-ni šá mḫa-bi-ni

(ii 26) In my seventh regnal year I marched to the cities of Ḫabinu, the Tīl-anbian. I captured Tīl-anbi, his fortified city, together with the cities in its environs. I marched to the source of the Tigris, the place where the water comes out.

ii 2727

URU.DU₆-NA₄.MEŠ-a-a al-lik URU.DU₆-NA₄.MEŠ

ii 2828

URU dan-nu-ti-šú a-di URU.MEŠ-ni šá li-me-tu-šú

ii 2929

KUR-ud a-di SAG ÍD.e-ni ša ÍD.ḪAL.ḪAL

ii 3030

a-šar mu-ṣa-ú ša A.MEŠ šak-nu al-lik

ii 3131

ina 8 BALA.MEŠ-ia mdAMAR.UTU-MU-MU MAN KUR.kar-du-ni-áš

(ii 31) In my eighth regnal year (at the time of) Marduk-zākir-šumi (I), king of Karduniaš (Babylonia), Marduk-bēl-usāte, his brother, rebelled against him. I marched out for vengeance (and) captured the cities Mê-turnat (and) Laḫiru.

ii 3232

mdAMAR.UTU-EN-ú-sa-te ŠEŠ-šú it-ti-šú ib-bal-kit

ii 3333

a-na tu-ur gi-mil-li lu al-lik

ii 3434

URU.A.MEŠ-túr-na-at URU.la-ḫi-ru KUR-ud

ii 3535

ina 9 BALA.MEŠ-a ina 2-e ger-ri-ia

(ii 35) In my ninth regnal year, in my second campaign (to Babylonia), I captured the city Gannanāte. To save his life Marduk-bēl-usāte ascended a mountain. I pursued him (and) (ii 40) put to the sword Marduk-bēl-usāte, together with the treacherous soldiers who were with him. I made sacrifices in Babylon, Borsippa, (and) Cutha. I went down to Chaldea (and) captured their cities. I received tribute from the kings of Chaldea in Babylon.

ii 3636

URU.ga-na-na-te KUR-ud mdAMAR.UTU-EN-ú-sa-te

ii 3737

a-na šu-zu-ub ZI.MEŠ-šú a-na KUR-e

ii 3838

e-li EGIR-šú ar-di mdAMAR.UTU-EN-ú-sa-te

ii 3939

a-di ERIM.MEŠ EN-ḫi-iṭ-ṭí šá it-te-šú

ii 4040

ina GIŠ.TUKUL ú-šam-qit UDU.SISKUR.MEŠ

ii 4141

ina URU..DINGIR.RA.KI URU.bár-sípa.KI

ii 4242

URU.ku-te-e - a-na KUR.kal-di ú-ri-id

ii 4343

URU.MEŠ-ni-šú-nu KUR-ud man-da- šá MAN.MEŠ-ni

ii 4444

šá KUR.kal-di ina URU..DINGIR.RA.KI am-ḫur

ii 4545

ina 10 BALA.MEŠ-ia 8-šú ÍD.A.RAD e-bir

(ii 45) In my tenth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates for the eighth time. <I captured> the cities of Sangara, the Carchemishite. Moving on from the cities of the Carchemishite I approached the cities of Aramu (and) captured Arne, his royal city, together with one hundred cities in its environs.

ii 4646

URU.MEŠ-ni ša msa-an-ga-ra URU.gar-ga-miš-a-a <ak-šud>

ii 4747

TA URU.MEŠ-ni ša URU.gar-ga-miš-a-a at-tu-muš

ii 4848

a-na URU.MEŠ-ni ša ma-ra-me aq-ṭí-rib

ii 4949

URU.ar--e URU MAN-ti-šu a-di 1 ME

ii 5050

URU.MEŠ-ni ša li-me-tu-šú KUR-ud

ii 5151

ina 11 BALA.MEŠ-ia 9-šu ÍD.A.RAD e-bir

(ii 51) In my eleventh regnal year I crossed the Euphrates for the ninth time. I captured ninety-seven cities of Sangara (and) one hundred cities of Aramu. I took to the slopes of the Amanus range, (ii 55) crossed Mount Iaraqu, (and) descended to the cities of the people of Ḫamat. I captured the city Abšimaku (Aštammaku?), together with eighty-nine cities. At that time (iii I) Hadad-ezer (Adad-idri), the Damascene, (and) Irḫulēnu, the Ḫamatite, together with twelve kings on the shore of the sea, trusting in their united forces, (attacked me) and I fought with them (and) defeated them. I put to the sword [10],000 of their fighting men.

ii 5252

97 URU.MEŠ-ni šá msa-an-ga-ra

ii 5353

1 ME URU.MEŠ-ni šá ma-ra-me KUR-ud

ii 5454

ši-di KUR.ḫa-ma-ni aṣ-bat KUR.ia-ra-qu

ii 5555

BAL-at a-na URU.MEŠ-ni šá KUR.a-ma-ta-a-a

ii 5656

at-ta-rad URU.ab-ši-ma-ku

ii 5757

a-di 89 URU.MEŠ-ni KUR-ud ina u₄-me-šu-ma

Column iii
iii 1iii 1

mdIŠKUR-id-ri šá-KUR.ANŠE-šu

iii 22

mir-ḫu-le-na KUR.a-mat-a-a a-di 12 MAN.MEŠ-ni

iii 33

ša ši-di tam-di ana Á.MEŠ a-ḫa-miš it-tàk-lu-ma

iii 44

it-te-šú-nu am-daḫ-ḫi-iṣ BAD₅.BAD₅-šu-nu áš-kun

iii 55

[10] LIM ERIM.MEŠ ti-du-ki-šu-nu ina GIŠ.TUKUL ú-šam-qit

iii 66

ina 12 BALA.MEŠ-ia 10-šu ÍD.A.RAD e-bir

(iii 6) In my twelfth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates for the tenth time (and) marched to the city Paqaraḫubunu. The people took to a rugged mountain. I massacred them (and) brought plunder (and) possessions of theirs down from the mountain.

iii 77

a-na URU.pa-qar-ḫu-bu-ni al-lik UN.MEŠ

iii 88

KUR-ú mar-ṣu iṣ-ṣab-tu GAZ-šú-nu a-duk

iii 99

šal-la-su-nu NÍG.ŠU-šú-nu TA -reb

iii 1010

KUR-e ú-še-ri-da ina 13 BALA.MEŠ-ia ina KUR.-re-be

(iii 10b) In my thirteenth regnal year I entered the Pass of the Goddesses, marched to Matiātu, captured all of Matiātu, (and) plundered it.

iii 1111

ša <URU>.dINANNA.MEŠ KU₄-ub a-na mat-ti-ia-te*

iii 1212

al-lik mat-ia-a-tu a-na si-ḫír-ti-šá

iii 1313

KUR-ud šal-la-su-nu áš-lu-la

iii 1414

ina 14 BALA.MEŠ-ia ma-a-ti DAGAL-tu

(iii 14) In my fourteenth regnal year I mustered (the troops of my) extensive land in countless numbers (and) crossed the Euphrates in flood with 120,000 of my troops. At that time Hadad-ezer (Adad-idri), the Damascene, (and) Irḫulēnu, the Ḫamatite, together with twelve kings on the shore of the sea, (iii 20) above and below, mustered their troops, which were too numerous to be counted. They attacked me, I fought with them, (and) defeated them. I took away their chariotry, cavalry, (and) military equipment. To save their lives they ran away.

iii 1515

a-na la ma-ni ad-ki it-ti 1 ME LIM

iii 1616

20 LIM ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-ia ÍD.A.RAD ina mi-li-šá

iii 1717

e-bir ina u₄-me-šú-ma mdIŠKUR-id-ri

iii 1818

ša-KUR.ANŠE-šu mir-ḫu-le-ni KUR.a-mat-a-a

iii 1919

a-di 12 MAN.MEŠ-ni ša ši-di tam-di

iii 2020

AN.TA ù KI.TA ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-šú-nu

iii 2121

ḪI.A.MEŠ a-na la ma-ni id-ku-ni

iii 2222

a-na GABA-ia it-bu-ni it-te-šú-nu

iii 2323

am-daḫ-ḫi-iṣ BAD₅.BAD₅-šú-nu áš-kun GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ-šú-nu

iii 2424

pet-ḫal-la-šú-nu ú-nu-ut -šú-nu e-kim-šú-nu

iii 2525

a-na šu-zu-ub ZI.MEŠ-šú-nu e-lu-ú

iii 2626

ina 15 BALA.MEŠ-ia a-na KUR.na-i-ri

(iii 26) In my fifteenth regnal year I marched to the land Nairi. I erected my royal statue at the source of the Tigris on a mountain cliff. (iii 30) I entered the pass of Mount Ṭubunu (and) captured the cities of Aramu, the Urarṭian, as far as the source of the Tigris (and) as far as the source of the Euphrates.

iii 2727

al-lik ina SAG e-ni ša ÍD.ḪAL.ḪAL

iii 2828

ṣa-lam MAN-ti-ia ina ka-a-pi ša KUR-e

iii 2929

ú-še-ziz ina KUR.-re-be ša KUR.ṭu-bu-ni

iii 3030

KU₄-ub URU.MEŠ-ni ša ma-ra-me*

iii 3131

KUR.ú-ra-ar-ṭa-a-a a-di <<a-di>>

iii 3232

SAG e-ni ša ÍD.ḪAL.ḪAL a-di SAG e-ni

iii 3333

ša ÍD.A.RAD KUR-ud ina 16 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(iii 33b) In my sixteenth regnal year I crossed Mount Kullar (and) conquered the lands Munna, Allabria, Parsua, Abdadānu, Ḫaban, Namri, (and) Tugliaš.

iii 3434

KUR.kúl-la-ar BAL-at KUR.mu-un-na

iii 3535

KUR.al-lab-ri-a KUR.pár-su-a KUR.ab-da-da-a-nu

iii 3636

KUR.ḫa-ban KUR.na-mumur KUR.tug*-li-ia-áš

iii 3737

ŠU-ti KUR-ud ina 17 BALA.MEŠ-ia ÍD.A.RAD

(iii 37b) In my seventeenth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates (and) received tribute from the kings of the land Ḫatti. I ascended the Amanus range, (iii 40) cut down cedar timbers, (and) brought (them) to my city, Aššur. On my return from the Amanus range I slew sixty-three perfect specimens of strong, horned, wild bulls by the city Zuqarru, on the opposite bank of the Euphrates, (and) captured four alive.

iii 3838

e-bir ma-da- šá MAN.MEŠ-ni ša KUR.ḫat-te

iii 3939

am-ḫur a-na KUR-e KUR.ḫa-ma-ni e-li

iii 4040

GIŠ.ÙR.MEŠ GIŠ.e-re-ni a-ki-si a-na

iii 4141

URU-ia -šur ub-la ina ta-ia-ar-ti-ia

iii 4242

ša TA KUR.ḫa-ma-ni 1 šu-ši 3 GU₄.AM.MEŠ

iii 4343

dan-nu-te šu-ut qar-ni gít-ma-lu-te ina URU.zu-qar-ri

iii 4444

ša GÌR.II am-ma-a-te ša ÍD.A.RAD a-duk 4 TI.LA.MEŠ

iii 4545

ina qa-te aṣ-bat ina 18 BALA.MEŠ-ia 16-šú

(iii 45b) In my eighteenth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates for the sixteenth time. Hazael of Damascus, trusting in the might of his soldiers, carried out an extensive muster of his troops. (iii 50) He fortified Mount Saniru, the mountain peak, which is before Mount Lebanon. I put to the sword 16,020 of his fighting men (and) took away from him 1,121 of his chariots (and) 470 of his cavalry with his military camp. (iv 1) To save his life he ran away (but) I pursued him. I imprisoned him in Damascus, his royal city, cut down his gardens, (and) burned his shocks. (iv 5) I marched to Mount Ḫaurānu (and) razed, destroyed, burned, (and) plundered cities without number. I marched to Mount Baʾaliraʾasi, which is a cape (jutting out into) the sea before the land of Tyre, (and) (iv 10) erected my royal statue there. I received tribute from Baʾali-manzēri of Tyre (and) from Jehu (Iāu) of the house of Omri (Ḫumrî). On my return I ascended Mount Lebanon (and) erected my royal statue with the statue of Tiglath-pileser, a strong king who preceded me.

iii 4646

ÍD.A.RAD e-bir mḫa-za--DINGIR šá-KUR.ANŠE-šú

iii 4747

a-na gi-piš ERIM.ḪI.<A>.MEŠ-šú it-ta-kil-ma

iii 4848

ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-šu a-na ma--diš id-ka-a

iii 4949

KUR.sa-ni-ru KUR.ú-ba-an KUR-e ša pu-ut

iii 5050

KUR.lab-na-ni a-na dan-nu-ti-šu -kun

iii 5151

16 LIM 20 ERIM.MEŠ ti-du-ki-šu ina GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ

iii 5252

ú-šam-qit 1 LIM 1 ME 21 GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ-šú

iii 5353

4 ME 70 pet-ḫal-lu-šú it-ti -ma-ni-šú

Column iv
iv 1iv 1

e-kim-šu a-[na] šu-zu-ub ZI.MEŠ-šú

iv 22

e-li EGIR-šu ar-te-di ina URU.di-ma-áš-qi

iv 33

URU MAN-ti-šu e-sir-šu GIŠ.KIRI₆.MEŠ-šu a-ki-si

iv 44

ku-ri-la-šu ina IZI áš-ru-up a-di KUR-e

iv 55

KUR.ḫa-ú-ra-ni al-lik URU.MEŠ-ni a-na

iv 66

la ma-ni ap-púl aq-qur ina IZI áš-ru-up

iv 77

šal-la-su-nu áš-lu-la a-na KUR-e

iv 88

KUR.ba--li-ra--si ša SAG tam-di

iv 99

ša pu-ut KUR.ṣur-ri al-lik ṣa-lam MAN-ti-ia

iv 1010

ina lìb-bi ú-še*-ziz ma-da-tu šá mba-ʾa-li-ma-an-NUMUN

iv 1111

mṣur-ra-a-a ša mia-a-ú DUMU-mḫu-um-ri-i

iv 1212

am-ḫur ina ta-ia-ar-ti-ia a-na

iv 1313

KUR.lab-na-na lu e-li ṣa-lam MAN-ti-ia

iv 1414

it-ti ṣal-me ša mGIŠ.tukul-ti-A-é-šár-ra

iv 1515

MAN KAL a-lik pa-ni-ia ú-še-ziz ina 19 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(iv 15b) In my nineteenth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates for the seventeenth time (and) received tribute from the kings of the land Ḫatti. I ascended the Amanus range, cut down cedar and juniper timbers, (and) brought (them) to my city Aššur. On my return (iv 20) from the Amanus range I slew ten perfect specimens of strong, horned, wild bulls (and) two calves by the city Zuqarru, on the opposite bank of the Euphrates.

iv 1616

17-šú ÍD.A.RAD e-bir ma-da- ša MAN.MEŠ-ni

iv 1717

ša KUR.ḫat-te am-ḫur a-na KUR.ḫa-ma-ni e-li

iv 1818

GIŠ.gu-šur.MEŠ GIŠ.e-re-ni GIŠ.ŠIM.LI a-ki-si

iv 1919

a-na URU-ia -šur ub-la ina ta-ia-ar-ti-ia

iv 2020

ša TA KUR.ḫa-ma-ni 10 GU₄.AM.MEŠ dan-nu-te šu-ut

iv 2121

qar-ni gít-ma-lu-te 2 GU₄.AMAR.MEŠ ina URU.zu-qar-ri

iv 2222

ša GÌR.II am-ma-a-te ša ÍD.A.RAD a-duk ina 20 BALA.MEŠ-ia

(iv 22b) In my twentieth regnal year I crossed the Euphrates for the twentieth time (and) mustered with my (forces) all the kings of the land Ḫatti. I crossed the Amanus range (and) went down (iv 25) to the cities of Katê, the Quean (Qau). I captured the cities Lusanda, Abarnānu, Kisuatnu, fortified cities together with innumerable cities from the nearest of his cities to the farthest of his cities. (iv 30) I massacred (and) plundered them. I fashioned two royal statues of myself, inscribed thereon my mighty praises (and) erected one in the nearest of his cities (and) the second in the farthest of his cities on a cape (jutting) into the sea. (Thus) I prevailed over the land (lit. “city”) Que (Qau) with might and main.

iv 2323

20-šú ÍD.A.RAD e-bir MAN.MEŠ-ni ša KUR.ḫat-ti

iv 2424

-šú-nu it-ti-ia ad-ki KUR.ḫa-ma-nu BAL-kát

iv 2525

ana URU.MEŠ-ni ša mka-te-i KUR.qa-ú-a-a

iv 2626

at-ta-ra-da URU.lu-sa-an-da URU.a-bar-na-ni

iv 2727

URU.ki-su-at-ni URU.MEŠ-ni KAL.MEŠ a-di

iv 2828

URU.MEŠ-ni a-na la ma-ni TA SAG URU.MEŠ-ni-šú

iv 2929

a-di qa-na URU.MEŠ-ni-šú ak-šu-ud GAZ-šú-nu

iv 3030

a-duk šal-la-su-nu áš-lu-la 2 ṣa-lam MAN-ti-ia

iv 3131

- ta-na-ti kiš-šu-ti-a ina ŠÀ al-ṭu-ur

iv 3232

1-en ina SAG URU.MEŠ-ni-šú 2-ú ina qa-ni URU.MEŠ-ni-šú

iv 3333

ina SAG tam-di áz-qu-up li-i-ti ù da-na-ni

iv 3434

UGU URU.qa-ú-e al-ta-ka-an 1 ME LIM 10 LIM

(iv 34b) The booty from the beginning of my sovereignty to my twentieth regnal year: 110,610 prisoners, 82,600 killed, 9,920 horses (and) mules, 35,565 oxen, 19,690 donkeys, (and) 184,755 sheep.

iv 3535

6 ME 10 šal-lu-tu 80 LIM 2 LIM 6 ME di-ik-tu

iv 3636

9 LIM 9 ME 20 ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ ANŠE.ku-di-ni

iv 3737

30 LIM 5 LIM 5 ME 65 GU₄.MEŠ 19 LIM 6 ME

iv 3838

90 ANŠE.MEŠ 1 ME LIM 80 LIM 4 LIM 7 ME 55

iv 3939

UDU.MEŠ ḫu-ub-tu ša TA SAG MAN-ti-ia a-di

iv 4040

20 BALA.MEŠ-ia e-nu-ma BÀD URU-ia -šur.KI

(iv 40b) At that time the ancient wall of my city, Aššur, of New City, which had been built previously by Puzur-Aššur (III), son of Aššur-nārārī (I), Adad-nārārī (I), son of Arik-dīn-ili, Tukultī-Ninurta (I), son of Shalmaneser (I), (and) Tiglath-pileser (I), (iv 45) son of Aššur-rēša-iši (I), kings who preceded me: this wall had become dilapidated and I removed its damaged (portions), digging down to its foundation in bedrock. I completely rebuilt it from top to bottom (and) (iv 50) decorated (it) more splendidly than before. I made it <N> layers of brick high and thirteen bricks wide, using the large brick mold (as standard). I mixed its clay with honey, fine oil, cedar resin, beer, (and) wine. I made its bricks with trowels (and) molds of cedar. I deposited in its foundation silver, gold, (Lower edge I) lapis lazuli, pappardilû-stone, carnelian, shells, aromatics, all kinds of things. I used baked bricks of ... on its towers. I deposited my monumental and clay inscriptions therein.

iv 4141

maḫ-ru-ú ša URU GIBIL šá ina pa-an mPUZUR--šur

iv 4242

DUMU -šur--ra-ri

iv 4343

mdIŠKUR-ERIM.TÁḪ DUMU GÍD-DI-DINGIR mGIŠ.tukul-ti-dMAŠ

iv 4444

DUMU sál-ma-nu-SAG mGIŠ.tukul-ti-IBILA-é-šár-ra

iv 4545

DUMU -šur-SAG-i-ši MAN.MEŠ-ni a-lik pa-ni-ia

iv 4646

e-pu- BÀD šu-a- e-na-aḫ-ma an-ḫu-su

iv 4747

ú-na-ki-ir dan-na-su ki-ṣir KUR-e

iv 4848

lu ak-šu-ud TA -še-šu a-di gaba-dib-bi-šú

iv 4949

ar-ṣip ú-šak-lil UGU maḫ-re-e <<ú-si>>

iv 5050

ú-si-im ú-šar-riḫ <x> ti-ib-ki mu-la-šú

iv 5151

13 SIG₄.MEŠ ina na-al-ba-ni-ia GAL-e

iv 5252

ú-ka-be-er-šu IM-šu ina LÀL.MEŠ Ì+GIŠ DÙG.GA

iv 5353

MÚD GIŠ.e-re-ni KAŠ.MEŠ GEŠTIN.MEŠ lu ab-lu-ul

iv 5454

SIG₄.MEŠ-šú ina GIŠ.MAR.MEŠ GIŠ.Ù.SUB.MEŠ ša GIŠ.e-re-ni

iv 5555

lu x-ni ina ŠÀ -še-šu .BABBAR.MEŠ .GI.MEŠ

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b.e. 1b.e. 1

NA₄.ZA.GÍN.MEŠ NA₄.BABBAR.DIL.MEŠ NA₄.GUG.MEŠ NA₄.PA.MEŠ ŠIM.MEŠ -šú-nu lu at-bu-uk a-gúr-ru.MEŠ

b.e. 22

ša ṣi-pi a-na e-sa-ia-te-šú lu áš-kun NA₄.NA..A ù te-me-ni-ia ina lìb-bi

b.e. 33

áš-kun NUN EGIR-ú an-ḫu-su lu-ud-diš MU šaṭ-ra ù MU MAN.MEŠ-ni AD.MEŠ-ia a-na

(b.e. 3b) May a later prince restore its weakened portions (and) return my inscriptions together with the inscriptions of the kings my fathers (Left edge l) to their places. (Then) Aššur, the god Adad, (and) the great gods will listen to his prayers.

Left
l.e. 1l.e. 1

áš-ri-šú-nu lu-ter -šur dIŠKUR DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ ik-ri-bi-šú i-še-mu-ú ITI.ša-ki-na-a-te ITI.DU₆ UD.1.KÁM li-mu

(l.e. 1b) (Assyrian) month Šakināte, (Babylonian) month Tishri, first day, eponymy of my twentieth regnal year.

l.e. 22

20 BALA.MEŠ-a 2 LIM 1 GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ 5 LIM 2 ME 42 pet-ḫal-lu a-na Á.MEŠ KUR-ia ak-ṣur

(l.e. 2b) I recruited for the armed forces of my land 2,001 chariots (and) 5,242 cavalry.


Based on A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC II (858-745 BC) (RIMA 3), Toronto, 1996. Adapted by Jamie Novotny (2016) and lemmatized and updated by Nathan Morello (2016) for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), a corpus-building initiative funded by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East) and based 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/Q004615/.