Aššur-nārārī I

The Assyrian King List [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/kinglists/assyriankinglist/assyriankinglist/index.html#BelubaniDynasty] (AKL) records that Aššur-nārārī, son of Išme-Dagān II [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/belubanidynasty/ishmedaganii/index.html], ruled Assyria for twenty-six years (ca. 1500 BCE). This Old Assyrian ruler is included in the Synchronistic King List [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/kinglists/synchronistickinglist/index.html] as a contemporary of the Babylonian king Kaštiliašu III; this synchronism, however, is probably an error. According to the so-called Synchronistic History, his son Puzur-Aššur III [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/belubanidynasty/puzurashuriii/index.html] was engaged in political relations with the Babylonian king Burna-buriaš I, the father of Kaštiliašu III (Grayson 2000:158-159). In his own inscriptions, Aššur-nārārī I commemorated some of his building projects at Aššur, including the double-temple of the moon-god Sîn and the sun-god Šamaš and one of the city's walls.

Bibliography

Grayson, A.K., 'Königslisten und Chroniken. B. Akkadisch,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 6 (1980-83), pp. 100-15.
Grayson, A.K. Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles . Winona Lake. Eisenbrauns, 2000.

[Yehonatan Hershkovitz]

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KAH 1 no. 62

VA 06928 (Ass 02776) and Ist EȘEM 09274 (Ass 02348). Messerschmidt, KAH 1 no. 62

Numerous bricks from Aššur are inscribed with a five-line text of Aššur-nārārī I in which he referred to himself as the "builder of the temple of the god Bēl-ibrīya." Some of these bricks are now housed in the Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri (Istanbul) and Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin).

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Sources: (1) VA 06928 (Ass 02776)     (2) Ist EȘEM 09274 (Ass 02348)     (3) Ist EȘEM 09438 (Ass 02963)     (4) Ist EȘEM 06625 (Ass 03150)     (5) VA Ass 03221c (Ass 11570)     (6) Ass 02850     (7) VA Ass 03221a (Ass 04504a)     (8) VA Ass 03221b (Ass 04504b)     (9) VA Ass 03221d      (10) VA Ass 03221e      (11) Ist EȘEM 06624      (12) Ist EȘEM 06627      (13) Ist EȘEM 09275      (14) Ist EȘEM 09276 (Ass 04662b)     (15) Ist EȘEM 09277      (16) Ist EȘEM 09279      (17) Ist EȘEM 09280      (18) Ist EȘEM -      (19) Ist EȘEM 09439 (Ass 02884)     (20) Ist EȘEM 09278

Bibliography

1904 Andrae, MDOG 25 p. 51 (ex. 2, provenance, edition) and p. 68 (ex. 1, provenance, translation)
1905 Andrae, MDOG 27 p. 15 (exs. 1-2, study)
1911 Messerschmidt, KAH 1 no. 62 (exs. 1-2, copy)
1911-12 Luckenbill, AJSL 28 pp. 166-67 (exs. 1-2, edition)
1913 Andrae, Festungswerke p. 68 and pl. XCI (ex. 1, photo, study)
1915 Bezold, HKA p. 56 (exs. 1-2, edition)
1926 Meissner, IAK X 1 (exs. 1-5, edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §47 no. 1 (exs. 1-2, translation)
1955 Haller, Heiligtümer p. 21 n. 70 (ex. 6, study)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 23 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LX 1 (exs. 1-6, translation)
1984 Marzahn and Rost, Ziegeln 1 nos. 88-93 (exs. 1, 5, 7-10, study)


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KAH 2 no. 18

Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 18 (exs. 1-5, copy)

Nine bricks discovered at Aššur state that Aššur-nārārī I restored the Abaru Forecourt, the large courtyard of the Aššur temple. Some of the bricks are now in Berlin (Vorderasiatisches Museum), while others are in Istanbul (Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri).

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Sources: (1) VA Ass 03222a (Ass 11656)     (2) Ist EȘEM 09321 (Ass 18144)     (3) Ist EȘEM 09324 (Ass 18145)     (4) Ist EȘEM 09322 Ass 18151)     (5) Ass 18152     (6) VA Ass 03221g (Ass 18015)     (7) Ist EȘEM 09320 (possibly Ass 18152)     (8) VA Ass 03221f (Ass 16191)     (9) VA Ass 03222b Ass 18015x)

Bibliography

1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 18 (exs. 1-5, copy)
1926 Meissner, IAK X 2 (exs. 1-5, edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §47 no. 2 (exs. 1-5, translation)
1955 Haller, Heiligtümer p. 21 n. 70 (ex. 6, study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LX 2 (exs. 1-6, translation)
1984 Marzahn and Rost, Ziegeln 1 nos. 94-97 (exs. 1, 6, 8-9, study)


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KAH 2 no. 19

Ass 021038. Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 19

A five-line text written on a brick refers to Aššur-nārārī I as "the builder of the temple of the gods Sîn [and] Šamaš." The present location of this object is unknown.

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Source: Ass 021038

Bibliography

1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 19 (copy)
1926 Meissner, IAK X 3 (edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §47 no. 3 (translation)
1955 Haller, Heiligtümer p. 82 and n. 151 (provenance, translation)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LX 3 (translation)


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A fragment of a clay cone now in Berlin (Vorderasiatisches Museum) bears part of an inscription stating that Aššur-nārārī I renovated the Step Gate [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromcolonytocitystate23341809bc/erishumi/inscriptions/index.html#Erishum1mushlalum] at Aššur.

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Source: VA Ass 02080

Bibliography

1982 Rost, FuB 22 no. 1 (copy)


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A damaged clay cone inscribed with a text recording work on a (fortification) wall of the city Aššur. It is now housed in the Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri (Istanbul).

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Source: Ist A 03477 (Ass 10035)

Bibliography

1926 Meissner, IAK X 4A (edition)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 23 and n. 3 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LX 4 (translation)
1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA no. 8 (copy, edition)


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A fragment of a clay cone now in the Brotherton Library of the University of Leeds preserves the first seven lines of an inscription of Aššur-nārārī I from Aššur. The text records that this ruler constructed (or renovated) a wall.

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Source: S 13756 (ULCI.29; Ogden 28/3)

Bibliography

1978 Walker, JCS 30 pp. 234 and 241 (copy, edition)


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A stone fragment from Aššur preserves the name, title, and genealogy of Aššur-nārārī I. The section recording the building account is not preserved. The present location of this object is not known.

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Source: Ass 13297

Bibliography

1926 Meissner, IAK X 4C (edition)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 23 and n. 3 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LX 4 (translation)


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A clay cone fragment from Aššur preserves parts of the first four-lines of an inscription of Aššur-nārārī I; only his name, title, and genealogy survive. The object is currently in Istanbul (Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri).

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q005693/] of Aššur-nārārī I 08.

Source: Ist A 03559 (Ass 13106)

Bibliography

1926 Meissner, IAK X 4B (edition)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 23 and n. 3 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LX 4 (translation)
1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA no. 7 (copy)


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A fragment of a clay cone found at Aššur and now in the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin) bears the opening three lines of an inscription of Aššur-nārārī I.

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Source: VA Ass 02079 (Ass 22639)

Bibliography

1982 Rost, FuB 22 no. 2 (copy)


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A small piece of a clay cone preserves the name of the ruler Aššur-nārārī I. The object originated in Aššur and is now in Istanbul (Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri).

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q005695/] of Aššur-nārārī I 10.

Source: Ist A 03601 (Ass 17421)

Bibliography

1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA no. 9 (copy, edition)

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz, 'Aššur-nārārī I', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/belubanidynasty/ashurnararii/]

 
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