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  • Aššur-dan II 1

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  • Q006013
  • Aššur-dan II 1

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 934-912
  • Qalat Sherqat (Assur)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashur-dan II

Aššur-dan II 1

Obverse
11

[m-šur-KAL-an LUGAL dan]-nu LUGAL KIŠ LUGAL KUR -šur ni-bit -šur

(1) [Aššur-dān], strong [king], king of the universe, king of Assyria, designate of Aššur, [whose] name Aššur called [... from] of old, into [whose] grasp [Aššur] placed [the just scepter and] the exalted crown, [whom Aššur ...] grandly established [for sovereignty over] Assyria;

22

[ša ... ul-tu] ul-la-a -šur MU-šu ib-bu-ú

33

[ša ... ù] a-ga-a ṣi-i-ru ú-šat-me-ḫu

44

[ša ... a-na MAN-ut] x KUR -šur ra-bi- ú-kín-nu-šu


55

[DUMU GIŠ.tukul-ti-A-é-šár-ra LUGAL KIŠ LUGAL KUR ]-šur DUMU -šur-SAG-i-ši MAN KIŠ MAN KUR -šur-ma

(5) [son of Tiglath-pileser (II), king of the universe, king of As]syria, son of Aššur-rēša-iši (II) (who was) also king of the universe (and) king of Assyria:


66

[i-na šur-rat MAN-ti-ia i-na maḫ]-re-e BALA.MEŠ-ia ša i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA MAN-te

(6) [In my accession year (and) in] my first regnal year, after [I nobly ascended] the royal throne, [...] the troops of the Iausu came up(stream), [...] they trusted in their own strength, they brought their [...]. With the support of Aššur, my lord, [I] mustered [... my chariots (and) troops]. I plundered their settlements from the city Ekal-pī-nāri [(...) to ...] (and) inflicted [upon them a major defeat]. Those that survived I slaughtered. [I carried off] their [... herds] (and) flocks without number. [I] burnt [(... and)] their [cities] (with) their inhabitants. I brought up from the Arameans [valuable booty].

77

[ra-bi- ú-ši-bu ...] ERIM.MEŠ KUR.ia-ú-sa-a-ia e-li-ú

88

[... a-na e]-mu-uq ra-ma-ni-šu-nu it-ta-at-ki-lu

99

[... šu]-nu ú-bi-ul i-na GIŠ.tukul-ti -šur EN-ia1

1010

[... GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ-ia] ad-ki -tu URU.É.GAL-pi-i-ÍD

1111

[...] maš-kan-na-te.MEŠ-šu-nu aḫ-bu-ut

1212

[... di-ik-ta-šu-nu ma-ʾa-at]-ta a-duk si-ta-te-šu-nu ú-qa-at-ta

1313

[... GU₄.MEŠ]-šu-nu UDU ṣe-ni.MEŠ-šu-nu a-na la-a ma-[ni]

1414

[áš-lul ... URU?].MEŠ-šu-nu DUMU.MEŠ-šu-nu i-na IZI.[MEŠ]

1515

[áš-ru-up šal-la-su-nu? ka-bit-ta?] -tu ŠÀ KUR.a-ri-mi ú-še-li [(...)]


1616

[... ša] -tu tar-ṣi mdsál-ma-nu-SAG MAN [KUR -šur AD-ia]

(16) [... who] from the time of Shalmaneser, king of [Assyria, my forefather], had destroyed [people of Assyria by ...] and murder, had sold [all] their [sons (and) daughters]; [by the command of Aššur], my lord, I took prisoners, I inflicted [upon them] a major [defeat], I carried off their booty, possessions, [property, herds, (and)] flocks (and) [brought (them)] to my city [Aššur ...] the land Ruqahu, the River Zab of the land [...]

1717

[ni-še? KUR? -šur? ...] x ù du-a-ki ig-mu-ru-ú-ni

1818

[kul-lat? DUMU.MEŠ-šu-nu DUMU].MUNUS.MEŠ-šu-nu a-na .BABBAR.MEŠ BÚR.MEŠ-ú-[ni]

1919

[i-na si-qir -šur] EN-ia a-na ḫu-ub-ta-ni lu aḫ-tab-[ta]

2020

[di-ik-ta-šú-nu ma-ʾa-ta] lu a-duk šal-la-su-nu NÍG.ŠU.MEŠ-šu-[nu]

2121

[NÍG.GA-šú-nu GU₄.MEŠ-šú-nu] UDU ṣe-ni.MEŠ-šu-nu áš-lu-la a-na URU-ia [-šur ub-la]

2222

[...]-li KUR.ru-qa-ḫu ÍD.za-ba ša KUR.x-[x]


2323

[... KUR].ia-ḫa-a-nu KUR.a-ru-mu ša ku-tal KUR.pi-[x-x]

(23) [... I]ahānu, the land of the Arameans, which is behind the land Pi[..., which from the time of Aššur-ra]bi (II), king of Assyria, my forefather, the cities of the district of [my land, ...] they captured for themselves; [I mustered] chariots (and) troops. [I plundered ...] (and) inflicted upon them a major defeat. [I destroyed], ravaged, (and) burnt their [cities. I pursued the remainder of their troops which] had fled from my weapons [from ...] to the city Ḫalḫalauš of the land Sa[...]zi. I inflicted upon them a major defeat (and) [carried off their booty (and) possessions]. The rest of them I uprooted, [settled them] in [...], (and) included them [within] the borders of Assyria.

2424

[... ša -tu tar-ṣi m-šur-GAL]-bi MAN KUR -šur AD-ia URU.MEŠ-ni ša šid-di [KUR-ia]

2525

[... a-na ra-ma]-ni-šu-nu ú-ṣab-bi-tu-ú-ni GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ERIM.[MEŠ ad-ke]

2626

[...] x di-ik-ta-šu-nu ma-ʾa-at-ta a-duk

2727

[URU.MEŠ]-šu-[nu ap-pul aq]-qur i-na IZI.MEŠ áš-ru-pu

2828

[ši-ta-at um-ma-na-te-šu-nu ša ]-tu pa-an GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-ia ip-pár-ši-du-ú-[ni]

2929

[-tu ... a]-di URU.ḫal-ḫa-la- ša KUR.sa-[x-x-(x)]-zi

3030

[EGIR-šu-nu ar-te-di di]-ik-ta-šu-nu ma-ʾa-at-ta a-duk

3131

[šal-la-su-nu NÍG.GA-šú-nu áš-lul] si-ta-te-šu-nu a-su-ḫa i-na x [...]

3232

[... a-na mi-ṣi]-ir KUR -šur am-nu-šu-nu-[ti]


3333

[i-na] -bit -šur [EN-ia a-na KUR].kat-mu-ḫi lu DU-ik URU.ša-ra-[...]

(33) [By] the command of Aššur, [my lord], I marched [to the land Ka]tmuḫu. The city Šara[... I destroyed], ravaged, (and) burnt. I captured Ku[ndibḫal]ê, [king of the land Katmuḫu], inside his palace. [...] bronze, tin, precious stones of the mountain, [...], his valuable booty [I brought] to [my] city [Aššur. On the throne I set ...s]illa, a man loyal to me. Kundi[bḫal]ê, king of the land Katmuḫu, [I brought to Assyria (and) in the city] Arbela I flayed (him and) draped his skin over [the wall of the city ...]naš.

3434

[... ap-pul] aq-qur i-na IZI.MEŠ áš-ru-up mku-un-[di-ib-ḫa]-le-e

3535

[MAN KUR.kat-mu-ḫi i]-na MURUB₄ É.GAL-šu qa-a-ti lu ik-[šu-su]

3636

[...] ZABAR.MEŠ AN.NA.MEŠ NA₄ KUR-e šu-qu-[ru]

3737

[...] x.MEŠ-šu šal-la-su DUGUD-ta a-na URU-[ia]

3838

[-šur ub-la ...]-sil-la da-gil pa-ni ša ra-ma-ni-[ia]

3939

[i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA EN-ti-šu ú-še-ši-ib m]ku-un-di-ib-[ḫa]-le-e MAN KUR.kat-mu-ḫi

4040

[a-na KUR -šur ub-la i-na] arba-ìl lu a-ku-[uṣ] KUŠ-šu

4141

[BÀD ša URU.x]-x-na-áš ú-ḫa-al-lip


4242

[i-na qi-bit ša -šur EN-ia da-ku-ut um-ma-na-te-ia.MEŠ?] áš-kun KUR.mu-us-ra-a-ia

(42) [By the command of Aššur, my lord, I mustered my troops] (and) reached the land of the Musru [which had rebelled against me]. I destroyed, ravaged, (and) [burnt] their cities. I brought forth [their booty without] number (and) carried (it) [to my city Ašš]ur.

4343

[ša it-ti-ia ik-ki-ru-ni?] ak-šud URU.MEŠ-šú-nu ap-pu-ul aq-qur

4444

[i-na IZI.MEŠ -ru-up šal-la-su-nu a-na] la mi-ni ú-še-ṣa-a

4545

[a-na URU-ia ]-šur ub-la


4646

[...]-e ša -šur EN-ia ša -tu

(46) [...] of Aššur, my lord, which since [the time of ... had withheld] tribute from Aššur, my lord; [with the support of Aššur], my [lord], and the divine standard which goes before me [... to] my own [...] I counted. [Aššur ... who] granted wisdom [... of] my durable dominion [... of] my gods, the temple of Aššur, the temple of the god Šamaš, [... the foundations] of my palace I laid.

4747

[tar-ṣi? ...] ma-da-tu a-na -šur EN-ia

4848

[ik-lu-ú i-na GIŠ.tukul-ti -šur?] EN-ia ù dÙRI.GAL a-lik pa-ni-ia

4949

[... a]-na ra-ma-ni-ia lu am-nu

5050

[...] EN GEŠTU DAGAL-ta NÍG.BA

5151

[...] EN-ti-ia ša da-ra-a-te

5252

[...] x DINGIR.MEŠ-ni-ia É -šur É dUTU

5353

[... -še?] É.GAL--ia ad-di


5454

i-na -bit -šur [EN-ia a-na KUR.kìr]-ri-ú-ri lu a-lik URU.šu-ḫu URU.[...]

(54) By the command of Ašš[ur, my lord], I marched [to Mount Kirr]iuru. I conquered the cities Šuhu, [...], Simerra, the land Lu[...], cities of Mount Kirriuru. I brought forth their booty, possessions, property, [herds (and) flocks] (and) took (them) to my city Aššur. I gave [their gods] as gifts to Aššur, my lord. [...] which I carried off, I gave [...] to Aššur, my lord.

5555

URU.si-me-er-ra KUR.lu-[... URU].MEŠ-ni ša KUR.kìr-ri-ú-ri

5656

lu ak-šud šal-la-su-nu NÍG.ŠU.MEŠ-šu-nu NÍG.GA.[MEŠ-šu-nu]

5757

[GU₄.MEŠ-šu-nu ṣe-ni-šu-nu] ú-še-ṣa-a a-na URU-ia -šur ub-la

5858

[DINGIR.MEŠ-ni-šu-nu] ki-i qiš-šu-te a-na -šur EN-ia lu a-qiš

5959

[...] ša áš-šá-a a-na -šur EN-ia lu a-qiš


6060

[ni-še] KUR -šur an-ḫa-[te ša -tu pa-an] su-un-qi bu-bu-te ḫu-šaḫ-ḫi

(60) I brought back the exhausted [people] of Assyria [who] had abandoned [their cities (and) houses in the face of] want, hunger, (and) famine (and) [had gone up] to other lands. [I settled] them in cities (and) houses [which were suitable] (and) they dwelt in peace. I constructed [palaces in] the (various) districts of my land. [I hitched up] plows in the (various) districts of my land (and thereby) [piled up] more grain than ever before. I hitched up [numerous] teams of horses [... for the forces of] Assyria.

6161

[URU.MEŠ-ni-šu-nu É.MEŠ-šu-nu ú]-še-ru-ú-ni a-na KUR.KUR.MEŠ ša-ni-[a-te]

6262

[e-li-ú-ni] ú-te-ra-šu-nu URU.MEŠ-ni-šu-nu É.[MEŠ-šu-nu]

6363

[na-ṭu-te ú-ša-aṣ-bit]-su-nu šub-tu -eḫ-tu -bu

6464

[É.GAL.MEŠ i-na šid]-di KUR-ia ar-ṣip GIŠ.APIN.MEŠ i-na šid-di KUR-ia

6565

[ar-ku-us še-ʾu] tab-ka-a-ni UGU ša pa-na ú-ša-te-er

6666

[at-bu]-uk ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ ṣi-im-da-at GIŠ.ni-ri.MEŠ

6767

[... a-na e-muq] KUR -šur ar-ku-us


6868

[dMAŠ u dIGI.DU] ša SANGA-ti i-ra-mu bu-ul EDIN.MEŠ ú-šat-li-mu-ni-ma

(68) [The gods Ninurta and Nergal], who love my priesthood, gave to me the wild beasts (and) commanded me [to hunt]. I killed from my ... chariot (and) on my swift feet [with the spear] 120 lions within [...]. I killed 1,600 wild bulls. I captured two [strong] wild virile bulls by ambush. I killed 56 elephants.

6969

[e-peš bu-ʾu]-ri iq-bu-ni-ma 2 šu-ši UR.MAḪ.MEŠ i-na -reb

7070

[... i]-na GIŠ.GIGIR-ia pa-tu-te i-na GÌR.II.MEŠ-ia la-sa-ma-te

7171

[i-na GIŠ.pa--ḫi] a-duk 1 LIM 6 ME GU₄.AM.MEŠ a-duk 2 NÍTA.pu-ḫal GU₄.[AM].MEŠ

7272

[dan-nu-te i]-na šub-te ú-ṣab-bi-ta 56 AM.SI.MEŠ a-duk



7373

[e-nu-ma É.GAL]-lum-GIBIL-[tu] ša URU.bal-til ša i-[na pa-an ... ŠID -šur]

(73) [When] New Palace of Baltil (Aššur) which previously [..., vice-regent of Aššur, son of ... (who was) also vice-regent of Aššur, a prince] who preceded [me, had built (when) this palace had become dilapidated, I removed its debris], delineated its area [(and) reached its foundation pit]. I reconstructed (and) [completed] it [from top to bottom (and) decorated it better than before. At that time] Aššur-dān, vice-regent of Ašš[ur, son of Tiglath-pileser (who was) also vice-regent of Aššur, ...] upon it [... I made] high [doors of] fir (and) hung (them) [in its gateways. I inscribed my] monumental inscriptions [(and) deposited (them) therein].

7474

[DUMU ... ŠID -šur-ma] NUN-ú a-lik pa-ni-[ia e-pu-šu É.GAL šu-a-tu]

7575

[e-na-aḫ-ma an-ḫu-sa ú--ki-ir] a-šar-ša ú-me-[si da-na-sa ak-šu-da]

7676

[-tu -še-ša a-di gaba]-dib-be-ša ar-[ṣip ú-še-ek-li-il]

7777

[e-li maḫ-ri-te ú-si-me i-na u₄-me-šú-ma m]-šur-KAL-an ŠID -šur [DUMU GIŠ.tukul-ti-A-é-šár-ra ŠID -šur-ma]

7878

[... a]-na muḫ-ḫi-ša -[...]

7979

[... GIŠ.IG.MEŠ] GIŠ.a-šu-ḫi ṣi-[ra-a-te]

8080

[e-pu- i-na .MEŠ-ša ú]-re-et-te NA₄.NA..A.[MEŠ-ia al-ṭu-ur]

8181

[i-na qer-bi-ša -kun] NUN-ú EGIR-ú i-na MAN.MEŠ [DUMU.DUMU-ya]

(81b) May a future prince from among the kings, [my sons, whom Aššur will name], restore the damaged (portions) of this palace. [May he return my inscribed name to its place]. (Then) Aššur will listen to his prayers.

8282

[ša -šur i-na-ab-bu-šu? an-ḫu]-ut É.GAL-lim šu-a-ti lu-ud-[diš (...)]

8383

[MU ša-aṭ-ra a-na -ri-šu lu-te-er] -šur ik-ri-bi-šu i-še₂₀-[me (...)]

8484

[ša na-re-e-ia u] šu-mi šaṭ-ru i-pa-ši-[ṭu-ma]

(84) [He who] erases [my monumental inscriptions and] my inscribed name [and writes his (own) name]: may [Aššur ...] glare angrily upon him [with] his eyes; [... may he inflict upon his land hunger], want, (and) famine.

8585

[MU-šu i-ša-ṭa-ru ...] IGI.II.MEŠ-šu li-ik-kal-mu-[šu ...]

8686

[... su-un-qu] ḫu-ša-a-ḫu bu-bu-tu [a-na KUR-šu li-di]


8787

[ITI.... UD.x.KAM li-mu m...]-dan-na-ni ša IGI É.GAL-[lim]

(87) [Month of ..., ...th day, eponymy of ...]dannani, palace prefect.

1ú-bi-ul: is this an error for ūb(i)lū? Schramm, EAK 2 p. 1 suggested that [...]-nu-ú-bi-ul might be the end of a placename.


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/Q006013/.