• Shalmaneser III 011


  • Q004616
  • Shalmaneser III 011



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

Shalmaneser III 011

o 1'1'

x [... dšá-maš DI.KUD AN-e]

(1') [... god Šamaš, judge of heaven] and underworld, commander [of all]; god Nergal, perfect one, king of battle; [god Nusku], bearer of the holy scepter, circumspect god; goddess Ninlil, spouse of the god Enlil, [mother of] the great [gods]; great gods, who [decree destinies], who aggrandize my sovereignty;

o 2'2'

ù KI-te mu-ma-ʾe-[er gim-ri]

o 3'3'

dU.GUR gít-ma-lu MAN tam-ḫa-ri [dnusku]

o 4'4'

na-ši GIŠ.GIDRU -ti DINGIR mul-[ta-lu]

o 5'5'

dNIN.LÍL ḫi-rat d<BAD> [um-mi DINGIR.MEŠ]

o 6'6'

GAL.MEŠ DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ mu-[ši-mu ši-ma-ti]

o 7'7'

mu-šar-bu-ú MAN-ti-ia [mdsál-ma-nu-SAG]

(7'b) [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 Ashur[nasirpal (II), exalted priest, whose priesthood] was pleasing to the gods [and] (who) subdued [all lands at his feet, pure] offspring [of Tukultī-Ninurta (II)], who [slew] all his enemies:

o 8'8'

MAN kiš-šat UN.MEŠ NUN ŠID -šur [LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL kul-lat]

o 9'9'

kib-rat LÍMMU-i dšam-šu [kiš-šat UN.MEŠ mur-te-du-ú]

o 10'10'

ka-liš KUR.MEŠ DUMU -šur-[PAP-A ŠID MAḪ ša ŠID-su]

o 11'11'

UGU DINGIR.MEŠ i-ṭi-bu-[ma KUR.KUR.MEŠ nap-ḫar-ši-na a-na GÌR.II-šú]

o 12'12'

ú-šék-ni-šu nab-ni-[tu el-lu-tu ša mdtukul-ti-dMAŠ]

o 13'13'

ša kúl-lat za-i-ri-šú [i--ru-ma ina šur-rat]

(13'b) [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].

o 14'14'

MAN-ti-ia ša [ina GIŠ.GU.ZA LUGAL-ti]

o 15'15'


o 16'16'

ad-ki ina KUR.-re-[be ša e-rub]

o 17'17'

URU.a-ri-du [URU dan-nu-ti-šú ša mni-in-ni]

o 18'18'

KUR-ud ina 1 BALA-[ia ÍD.A.RAD ina mi-li-šá e-bir]

(18'b) In [my] first regnal year [I crossed the Euphrates (and) marched] to [the western sea].

o 19'19'

a-na [tam-di ...]

r 1'1'

2 GU₄.AMAR.[MEŠ ina URU.zu-qar-ri]

(r 1') [... I slew ten perfect specimens of strong, horned, wild bulls (and)] two calves [by the city Zuqarru], on the opposite bank [of the Euphrates].

r 2'2'

šá GÌR.II am-[ma-te ša ÍD.A.RAD a-duk]

r 3'3'

ina 20 BALA.MEŠ-ia [20-šú ÍD.A.RAD e-bir MAN.MEŠ-ni]

(r 3') 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 [to the cities of Katê], of 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]. 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 Que (Qau) with might and main.

r 4'4'

ša KUR.ḫat-ti -[šú-nu it-ti-ia ad-ki]

r 5'5'

KUR.ḫa-ma-nu BAL-kát [a-na URU.MEŠ-ni ša mka-ti-i]

r 6'6'ú-a-a at-ta-[ra-da]

r 7'7'

URU.a-bar-na-ni[su-at-ni URU.MEŠ-ni]

r 8'8'

KAL.MEŠ a-di URU.MEŠ-[ni a-na la ma-ni]

r 9'9'

TA SAG URU.MEŠ-ni-šú a-[di qa-ni URU.MEŠ-ni-šú]

r 10'10'

KUR-ud GAZ-šu-nu a-duk šal-la-[su-nu áš-lu-la]

r 11'11'

2 ṣa-lam MAN-ti-a - [ta-na-ti]

r 12'12'

kiš-šú-ti-ia ina ŠÀ al-ṭu-[ur 1-en ina SAG]

r 13'13'

URU.MEŠ-ni-šú 2-ú ina qa-ni [URU.MEŠ-ni-šú ina SAG]

r 14'14'

tam-di az-qu-up li?-i?-[ti]

r 15'15'

ù da-na-ni UGUú?-[e]

r 16'16'

al-ta-ka-an e-nu-ma BÀD [URU-ia -šur]

(r 16'b) At that time the ancient wall [of my city Aššur] which [had been built previously by] Kikia, Puzur-[Aššur (I)], Ikūnu, son of Erišu, N[arām-Sîn], son of Puzur-Aššur (II),

r 17'17'

maḫ-ru-ú ša mki-ki-a mPUZUR-[-šur?]

r 18'18'

mi-ku-nu DUMU e?-ri-ši mna-[ram-d30?]

r 19'19'

DUMU m<<m>>MAN--šur (traces)

Column i
l.e. i 1l.e. i 1


Column ii
l.e. ii 1l.e. ii 1

2 LIM 1 GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ 5 LIM 2 ME 42 [pet-ḫal-lu]

(l.e. ii 1) I recruited for the armed forces of my land 2,001 chariots (and) 5,242 [cavalry].

l.e. ii 22

a-na Á.MEŠ KUR-ia ak-ṣur [MU BÀD GAL-e]

(l.e. ii 2b) [The name of the great (inner) wall is]: “Whose Brilliance Covers the Land.” [Its summit] protrudes ten bricks and it is twenty bricks wide.

l.e. ii 33

ša me-lam-mu-šu KUR kát-mu 10 SIG₄ [ša-pa-su?]

l.e. ii 44

a-ṣi-a-at 20 SIG₄ rap-šá-at

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