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  • Adad-nerari III 2010

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  • Q004790
  • Adad-nerari III 2010

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  • lion colossus
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 810-783
  • Tell Ahmar (Til Barsip)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Adad-nerari III

Adad-nerari III 2010

Obverse
11

d-šur EN GAL-u MAN DINGIR.MEŠ [mu]-šim NAM.MEŠ

(1) God Aššur, great lord, king of the gods, [who] decrees destinies; god A nu, mighty, foremost, ancestor of the great gods; god Enlil, father of the gods, lord of the lands, who makes sovereignty great; god Ea, the wise, king of the apsu, who grants wisdom; (5) god Marduk, sage of the gods, lord of omens, commander of all; god Nabû, scribe of Esagil, possessor of the tablet of destinies of [the gods], who resolves differences; [god] Sîn, luminary [of heaven and underworld], lord of the lunar disk, who illuminates the firmament; goddess Ištar, mistress of battle [and] strife, overthrower of the fierce; goddess Gula, the great chief physician, wife of the hero of the gods, the mighty son of the god Enlil:

22

da-nu geš-ru reš-tu-u za-ri DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ

33

dBAD a-bu DINGIR.MEŠ EN KUR.KUR.MEŠ mu-šar-bu-u MAN-ú-[ti]

44

dé-a er-šú MAN ABZU pe-tu-ú [GEŠTU].MEŠ

55

dAMAR.UTU ABGAL DINGIR.MEŠ EN te-re-te mu-[ma-ʾe]-er gim-ri

66

dMUATI DUB.SAR é-sag-gíl a-ḫi-iz DUB-si-mat [DINGIR.MEŠ sa]-ni-qu mit-ḫur-ti [d]30 na-[an-nar AN? u KI?]

77

EN AGA mu-nam-mir bu-ru-me d-tar be-lat MURUB₄ [u] sa-ki-pat áš-ṭu-ti dgu-la a-zu-gal-la-

88

GAL- ḫi-rat qar-rad DINGIR.MEŠ DUMU dBAD gaš-ri md[šam-ši]-DINGIR .tar-ta-nu NIMGIR GAL-ú [ša-tam É.KUR].MEŠ GAL ERIM.ḪI.A DAGAL

(8b) [Šamšī]-ilu, the field marshal, the great herald, [the administrator of] temples, chief of the extensive army, governor of the land Ḫatti (and) of the land of the Guti and all the land Namri, conqueror of the mountains in the West, who lays waste [...], (10) who overthrows the lands Musku and Urarṭu, who pillages its people, who devastates the lands Utiû, Rubû, Ḫadalu, (and) Labdudu, who defeats them:

99

šá-pi-ir KUR.ḫat-ti KUR.gu-te₉-e u gi--ir KUR.ZÁLAG [ka]-šid úḫ-ma- šá SILIM dUTU-ši mu-šaḫ-ri-bu x [...]

1010

mu-šam-qit KUR.mu-us-ki u KUR.ú-ra-ar-ṭu šá-li-lu UN.MEŠ-šú sa-pin KUR.ú-tu-ʾu KUR.[ru]-bu-ʾu

1111

KUR.ḫa-da?-lu KUR.lab-du-du šá-ki-nu ka-mar-šú-nu e-nu-ma mar-giš-ti KUR.ú-ra-ar-ṭu-u šá GIM MURU₉ kab-tu [(...)]

(11b) At that time Argištu, the Urarṭian, the number of whose forces is huge like a thick cloud and who had not had relations with (lit. “stretched out his hand to”) any previous king; he (Argištu) rebelled and assembled the people together at the land of the Guti. He put his (forces for) battle in good order (and then) all his troops marched into the mountains for battle.

1212

ni-ba-šú e-mu-qi gít-pa-šú-ma ana mám-ma MAN maḫ-re-e la it-[ru]-ṣu ŠU-su -bal-kit-ma ni-ši ana KUR.gu-ti-i ik-ṣur tam-ḫa-ru -te-še-er

1313

gi-mir ERIM.ḪI.A-šú ina -reb KUR-e ana na-aq-ra-bi i-nu-qa ina []-bit AD -šur EN GAL u LAL- AMA é-šár-ra SAG.KAL-ti DINGIR.MEŠ dNIN.LÍL

(13b) By the command of the father, Aššur, the great lord, and the lofty mother of Ešarra, foremost among the gods, the goddess Ninlil; Šamšī-ilu, the field marshal, the great herald, [the administrator of] temples, chief of the extensive army, (15) put a strong force of soldiers into those mountains. With the great roar of drums (and) weapons at the ready which reverberate terrifyingly, he rushed forth like a terrible storm. He let fly the stormy steeds, harnessed to his chariot, against him (Argištu) like the Anzu-bird and defeated him. He (Argištu) abandoned his troops (and) scattered people (and), frightened by the battle, he escaped like a thief. He (Šamšī-ilu) captured from him his camp, his royal treasure, (and) his ...

1414

mdšam-ši-DINGIR .tar-ta-nu NIMGIR GAL-u [šá-tam] É.KUR.MEŠ GAL ERIM.ḪI.A DAGAL ina -reb KUR-e šu-a- re-de-e

1515

ug-da-áš-šìr ina šá-ga-me GAL.MEŠ NÍG.NAR-ma GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ šu-tak-ṣu-ru-te šá par-di- i-ra-mu-mu

1616

i-zi-qa im-ḫul- šam-ru-te mu-re-e LAL-at GIŠ.ni-ri-šú UGU-šú an-za-ni- -pa-riš-ma

1717

-ku-na [a-bi-ik-ta]-šú e-zib-ma um-ma-na-te-šú UKKIN-šú BIR.MEŠ e-dúr-ma šar-ra-qi- ú-ṣi e-kim-šú

1818

-ma-na-šú ni-ṣir-ti MAN-ti-šú x-x-šu-su qa-a-ti ik-šu-du

1919

ina u₄-me-šú-ma 2 UR.MAḪ-e MAḪ.MEŠ ina .GAL URU.kar-mdsál-ma-nu-MAŠ

(19) At that time I erected two lofty lions at the right and left of the gate of Kār-Shalmaneser, my lordly city and I named them (as follows). The name of the first is: “The lion who [...], angry demon, unrivalled attack, who overwhelms the insubmissive, who brings success.” The name of the second, which stands before the gate, is: “Who charges through battle, who flattens the enemy land, who expels criminals and brings in good people.”

2020

URU EN-ti-a ZAG u GÙB [(lu) ]-ziz-ma MU.MEŠ-šú-nu ab-bi

2121

MU 1-en UR.MAḪ šá [... U₄]-mu ez-zu ti-bu la maḫ-ru

2222

mu-šam-qit la ma-gi-ri mu-šam-ṣu-ú mal lìb-bi MU-šú

2323

MU 2-e (x) šá maḫ-rat? na-kip a-nun- sa-pin KUR nu-kúr-

2424

mu-še-ṣu?-[ú? (...)] ḪUL.MEŠ mu-še-rib SIG₅.MEŠ MU-šú


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/Q004790/.