Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II

Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē, son of Aššur-rêm-nišēšu [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/mittanianhegemony/ashurremnisheshu/index.html], exercised the kingship of Assyria for ten years (at the beginning of the 14th century BCE). Two fragmentary texts (see below) written in the name of Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē are usually ascribed to the second Assyrian ruler with this name, rather than to the first king [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/mittanianhegemony/ashurnadinahhei/index.html] with this name. In Amarna letter 16, Assur-uballiṭ I [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria13631115bc/ashuruballiti/index.html] states that diplomatic relations with Egypt had already begun in the days of Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē (Rainey 2015:130). Millard (2005:308) has suggested that this must be Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II.

[Yehonatan Hershkovitz]


Grayson, A.K., 'Königslisten und Chroniken. B. Akkadisch,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 6 (1980-83), pp. 100-15.
Millard, A. R. 'Only Fragments from the Past: The Role of Accident in our Knowledge of the Ancient Near East,' in: Writing and Ancient Near Eastern Society: Papers in Honour of Alan R. Millard. eds. P. Bienkowski, C. Mee and E. Slater, 2005, New York and London. T and T Clark. pp. 301-319.
Rainey, A.F. The El-Amarna Correspondence: A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna based on Collations of all Extant Tablets, 2015, Leiden and Boston, Brill.

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Several bricks from Aššur are inscribed with a three-line proprietary inscription of Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II. Some are housed in the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin), while others are in the British Museum (London).

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q005715/] of Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II 1.

Sources: (1) VA Ass 03223f Ass 19820)     (2) VA Ass 03223 (Ass 19820a)     (3) VA Ass 03223 Ass 19820i)     (4) Ass 19820k     (5) Ass 19839     (6) BM 115695 (1922-08-12, 0070)      (7) VA Ass 03223e (possibly Ass 19159)     (8) VA Ass 03223b (Ass 06013)     (9) VA Ass 03223h      (10) VA Ass 03223g      (11) VA Ass 03223c Ass 06633)     (12) VA Ass 03223d (Ass 06679)     (13) VA Ass 03223a (Ass 01893)


1912 Jordan, MDOG 49 pp. 17-18 (edition)
1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 24 (exs. 1-5, copy)
1922 BM Guide p. 62 nos. 133-34 and p. XIV (ex. 6, study)
1926 Meissner, IAK XV 1 (exs. 1, 3-6, edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §52 (exs. 1-6, translation)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LXXI 1 (exs. 1-6, translation)
1981 Walker, CBI no. 121 (ex. 6, edition)
1984 Marzahn and Rost, Ziegeln 1 nos. 98-105 (exs. 1-3, 7-13, study)


A clay cone discovered at Aššur preserves parts of the first three lines of an inscription of Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II. The fragmentarily preserved object is currently in Istanbul (Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri).

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q005716/] of Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II 2.

Source: Ist A 03581 (Ass 15924)


1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA no. 19 (copy, edition)

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz, 'Aššur-nādin-aḫḫē II', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2022 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/mittanianhegemony/ashurnadinahheii/]

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