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  • Tukulti-Ninurta II 02

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  • Q006032
  • Tukulti-Ninurta II 02

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 890-884
  • Qalat Sherqat (Assur)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Tukulti-Ninurta II

Tukulti-Ninurta II 02

Obverse
o 1o 1

[-šur MAN] gim-rat DINGIR.MEŠ [GAL.MEŠ]

(1) [(God) Aššur, king of al]l the [great] gods; [god Anu, king of] the Igīgū and Anun[nakū gods; lord of the lands, god Enlil, exalted one], father of the god[s; god Ea, king of the a]psû, who decre[es destinies; god Sîn, king of the lunar d]isk, lord of [brilliance; god Adad, the] exceptionally [stron]g, lord of [abundance; god Šamaš, ju]dge of heaven and underworld, [commander of all; god Marduk], sage of the gods (and) [lord of omens; god Ninurta], warrior of the Igīgū and Anun[nakū gods; 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]; goddess Ištar, foremost in heaven and underworld, w[ho is consummate in the canons of combat].

o 22

[da-nu MAN] dNUN.GAL u da-nun-[na-ki]

o 33

[dEN KUR.KUR dBAD ṣi-i-ru] a-bu DINGIR.[MEŠ]

o 44

[dé-a MAN] ZU.AB mu-šim-[mu dNAM.MEŠ]

o 55

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

o 66

[dIŠKUR geš]-ru šu-tu-ru EN [ḫé-gál-li]

o 77

[dšá-maš] DI.KUD AN-e u KI-te [mu-ma-ʾe-er gim-ri?]

o 88

[dAMAR.UTU] ABGAL DINGIR.MEŠ [EN te-re-te?]

o 99

[dMAŠ] qar-rad dNUN.GAL u da-nun-[na-ki]

o 1010

[d]U.GUR gít-ma-lu [MAN tam-ḫa-ri]

o 1111

dnusku na-a-ši GIŠ.GIDRU -te [DINGIR mul-ta-lu]

o 1212

dNIN.LÍL ḫi-ir-ti dBAD [um-mi DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ]

o 1313

dINANNA SAG-ti AN-e u KI-te ša [pa-ra-aṣ qar-du-te šuk-lu-lat]


o 1414

DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ-te mu-šim-mu dNAM.MEŠ [...]

(14) Great gods, who decree destinies, [...], whose attack means conflict (and) strife, [who make great the sovereignty of] Tukultī-Ninurta, [...] beloved, [their] se[lect one, ...]; (the gods) who [faithfully noticed me] in [my mother's womb (and) altered my] b[irth to lordly birth];

o 1515

ša ti-bu-šú-nu GIŠ.LAL [šá-áš-mu mu-šèr-bu-ú šar-ru-ut]

o 1616

mGIŠ.tukul-ti-dMAŠ [...]

o 1717

na-ram bi-[bíl lìb-bi-šu-un ...]

o 1818

ša ina [ŠÀ.TÙR um-mi ki-ni- ...]

o 1919

nab-[ni-ti a-na nab-ni-ti EN.MEŠ -te-en₆-nu-ú (...)]

Lacuna
Reverse
rLacuna
r 1'1'

e-nu-ma BÀD ša URU.bal?-til? ša [...]

(r 1') At that time the wall of Baltil (Aššur) of [... which] a prince who preceded [me] had built [had become dilapidated and] I delineated its area (and) [dug down] to the bottom of its foundation pit. I reconstructed it [from] top to [bottom] (and) completed (it). I made its decoration more splendid [than before. I inscribed my] monumental inscription (and) deposited (it) therein. [May] a later prince [restore its ruined (portions)]. May he see my monumental inscription and read (it). [May he anoint (it) with oil], make sacrifices, (and) return (it) to its place. [(Then) Aššur, the great lord, and the goddess Ištar, mistress] of Nineveh, [will listen to his] prayers (and) [in wars with kings] on the battlefield [will cause him to achieve success].

r 2'2'

NUN-ú a-lik pa-ni-[ia] e-pu- [e-na-aḫ-ma]

r 3'3'

a-šar-šu ú-me-si dan-na-su [ak-šud -tu -ši-šu]

r 4'4'

a-di gaba-dib-bi-šú ar-ṣip ú-šék-[lil UGU maḫ-ri-i]

r 5'5'

ú-si-im ú-šèr-riḫ NA₄.NA..[A-ia al-ṭu-ur]

r 6'6'

[i-na] -reb-šú áš-kun NUN-ú EGIR-[ú an-ḫu-su lu-ud-diš]

r 7'7'

[ù?] NA₄.NA..A-ia li-mur-ma lil-[si Ì ŠÉŠ]

r 8'8'

[UDU].SISKUR li-qi ana KI-šá lu-ter [-šur EN GAL-ú]

r 9'9'

[ù diš₈-tár be]-lat URU.ni-na-a ik-[ri-bi-šú i-še-mu-ú]

r 10'10'

[ina šá MAN].MEŠ-ni a-šar tàq-ru-[ub-te am-mar ŠÀ-šu]

r 11'11'

[ú-šam?]-ṣa?-[šu?]


r 12'12'

[ITI.x UD.x.KÁM] li-mu m-šur-la-ki-nu-[ba-ša]

(r 12') [Month of ..., ...th day], eponymy of Aššur-lākīnu-[ubāša].


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/Q006032/.