• Tiglath-pileser I 11


  • Q005936
  • Tiglath-pileser I 11



  • Middle Assyrian
  • Written ca. 1114-1076
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Tiglath-pileser I

Tiglath-pileser I 11

For the obverse see A.0.87.10
r 1'1'

[...] x GIŠ.[...] ú-[...]

(r 1') its inner [...] as far as ... [...] ... [...] This palace I constructed from top to bottom (and) [decorated] (it) in a fashion more splendid than ever. I surrounded (it) [with knobbed nails of] bronze. [I made high] doors of fir, made (them) fast with bronze [bands, (and) hung (them)] in its gateway.

r 2'2'

[...] x ni x x-ri-ti ša ni-x x [...]

r 3'3'

[...]-šu ša be-ta-nu a-di e-li [...]

r 4'4'

[...]-ri-te ša a-na x [(x)] ku/lu/ù ša i-da-[...]

r 5'5'

[... É].GAL-lum ši-i -tu -še-ša [a-di gaba-dib-bi-ša]

r 6'6'

[ar]-ṣip UGU maḫ-re-e ú-šèr-riḫ [ú-si-im]

r 7'7'

[sik-kàt kar-ri] ZABAR al-mi GIŠ.IG.MEŠ GIŠ.a-šu-[ḫi ṣi-ra-te -]

r 8'8'

[i-na me-sir] ZABAR ú-ra-ki-is₅ i-na -ša ú-[re-et-te]

r 9'9'

[...] ša i-na GIŠ.tukul-ti da-šur da-nim dBAD d[...]

(r 9') [...] which with the support of the gods Aššur, Anu, Enlil, [... the great gods], my sustainers, the lands of/which [...] I made replicas in parūtu-alabaster [and basalt of a nāḫiru, which is called a sea-horse (and) which by the command of the gods Ninurta and Nergal, the great gods], my [lords, I had killed with a harpoon of] my own [making in the Great Sea of the land Amurru, (and) of a live] burḫiš [which was brought] from the mountain/land [Lumaš ... on the other side of the land Ḫabḫu. I stationed (them) on the right and left at my] royal [entrance]. [...] I inscribed my monumental inscriptions (and) [deposited (them)] joyfully [in ... I called it Egallugalublimmub]a, “Palace of the King of the Four Quarters.”

r 10'10'

[DINGIR.MEŠ GAL]-te tik-le-ia [x] x [KUR?].KUR.MEŠ-te ša x [x x]

r 11'11'

[...]-lu-šu-nu [...] x qa-ti x [...] x [...]

r 12'12'

[DINGIR.MEŠ? GAL.MEŠ? EN?].MEŠ-ia ú-[...] x ar x [...] x [...]

r 13'13'

[...] bur-ḫi- [ba-al-ṭa ša] -tu KUR.[lu-ma-áš ...]-te?

r 14'14'

[...] x x tam-ši-[li-šu-nu] ša NA₄.pa-ru-ú-[te ...]

r 15'15'

[...] e-pu*- [i-na -reb] LUGAL-ti-[ia im-na ù šu-me-la?]

r 16'16'

[ú-ša-zi-iz]-ma NA₄.NA..[A.(MEŠ)]-ia al-ṭu-ur [...]

r 17'17'

[...] x-i i-na ta-ši-la-at lìb-[bi ...]

r 18'18'

[é-gal-lugal-ub-límmu?]-ba É.GAL LUGAL kib-rat 4-[i šum-ša ab-bi?]

r 19'19'

[a-na ar-kàt UD.MEŠ a-na] u₄-um ṣa-a-te e-nu-ma É.[GAL-lum ši-i]

(r 19') [In the future, in] days to come, [may a later prince], when [this palace becomes old and] dilapidated, [restore its weakened portions] either with cedar, [or ...], or tamarisk [...] ... May [he see] my monumental inscriptions, [identify (them), anoint (them) with oil], make sacrifices, (and) [return (them)] to [their places. (Then) the god Aššur, the great lord, and] the goddess Ištar, mistress of [Nineveh, will listen to his prayers].

r 20'20'

[ú-šal-ba-ru-ma e]-na-ḫu lu-ú GIŠ.e-re-nu [...]

r 21'21'

[lu-ú ...]-x lu-ú GIŠ.tar-pu-[ʾu ...]

r 22'22'

[...] x TAR ME ta ir ta x [...]

r 23'23'

[...] NA₄.NA..A.MEŠ-ia li-[mur-ma]

r 24'24'

[lu-mes-si Ì.MEŠ lip-šu]- UDU.SISKUR-a liq-qi a-[na áš-ri-šu-nu lu-ter]

r 25'25'

[da-šur EN GAL-ú] ù dINANNA be-lat URU.[ni-nu-a]

r 26'26'

[ik-ri-be-šu i-še-mu-ú]

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