Inscriptions, texts nos. 40-59

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40

This text is often defined as the "Nineveh Standard Inscription," since, like the one from Nimrud (no. 23), this text is engraved over and over again with no significant variation on many reliefs from the Ištar temple at Nineveh. Texts nos. 41-44 are variant version of this text.
The inscription starts with a long passage dedicated to the king's name, titles and epithets, general description of his conquest in geographical order, and his genealogy (lines 1-27). The rest of the text is completely dedicated to the Ištar temple: a passage (lines 28-37) is dedicated to the cutting down of logs in the land Meḫru for the roof of Ištar's temple Emašmaš and Ashurnasirpal's palaces. The description of the reconstruction works mentions the fact that a Šamšī-Adad (might be both I [/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/samsiaddudynasty/samsiaddui/index.html] and IV [/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/shamshiadadiv/index.html]) had worked on this temple before. The inscription ends with a section of blessings and curses (lines 38-44).

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Sources: (1) BCM 0118-032a      (2) BCM 0118-032b      (3) BCM 0118-032c      (4) Arch. 79 nos. 4 + 5 + 6      (5) AAA 19 no. 305      (6) IM -      (7) IM -      (8) BCM 0222-078      (9) BCM 0224-078      (10) BCM 0370-079 + BCM 0371-079 + BCM 0893-079      (11) BCM 0227-078      (12) Arch. 79 no. 34      (13) Arch. 79 no. 17 obv.      (14) Arch. 79 no. 17 rev.      (15) Nikol'ski, DV 1/3 pl. 12      (16) BCM 0223-078      (17) Arch. 79 no. 8      (18) Arch. 79 no. 9      (19) Arch. 79 no. 10      (20) AAA 18 no. 1      (21) AAA 18 no. 2      (22) AAA 18 no. 3      (23) AAA 18 no. 4      (24) AAA 18 no. 5      (25) AAA 18 no. 7      (26) AAA 18 no. 43      (27) Arch. 79 no. 22      (28) Arch. 79 no. 23      (29) Arch. 79 no. 25      (30) Arch. 79 no. 42      (31) AAA 18 no. 38      (1*) IM 045964

Bibliography

1893 Nikol'skij, DV 1/3 pp. 353-58 and pl. 12 (ex. 15, copy)
1929 Thompson, Arch. 79 pp. 118-20 and pls. XLI-XLII nos. 4-6, 8-10, 17, 22-23, 25, 34, and 42 (exs. 4, 12-14, 17-19, 27-30, copy)
1931 Thompson, AAA 18 p. 94 and plsXVIII-XX nos. 1-5, 7, 22-23, 38, and 43 (exs. 6-7, 20-26, 31, copy)
1931-32 Weidner, AfO 7 p. 280 (study)
1932 Thompson, AAA 19 pp. 107-12 and pls. LXXXV-LXXXVII and LXXXIX nos. 2-3, 7-9, 272, and 305 (exs. 1-3, 5, copy, edition)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 49-52 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 25 (translation) and p. 115 n. 468 b i (exs. 27-31, study)
1979 George, Iraq 41 p. 123 (exs. 1-3, 8-9, 11, 16, study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.40 p. 306-310 (edition)


41

Some fragments of stone slabs found in the Ištar temple and Ashurnasirpal palace at Nineveh bear a text which is a variant of the "Nineveh Standard Inscription," text no. 40, i.e., a part for the titles and genealogy section, the two texts are duplicates.

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Sources: (1) AAA 18 no. 6      (2) AAA 19 p. 112 no. 1      (3) AAA 19 p. 112 no. 4      (4) AAA 19 p. 112 no. 5      (5) AAA 19 p. 112 no. 6      (1*) BM 139998 (1983-01-01, 0350)

Bibliography

1931 Thompson, AAA 18 p. 94 and pl. XVII no. 6 (ex. 1, copy, edition)
1932 Thompson, AAA 19 p. 112 nos. 1 and 4-6 (exs. 2-5, study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 26 (exs. 1-5, translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.41 p. 310-311 (edition)


42

Two stone slabs from the Ashruansirpal palace at Nineveh bear an inscription which is a variant of the "Nineveh Standard Inscription" (no. 40), i.e. a part for the titles and genealogy section, the two texts are duplicates.

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Sources: (1) BCM 0229-078      (2) BCM 0228-078

Bibliography

1931 Thompson, AAA 18 p. 94 and pl. XVII no. 8 (ex. 1, copy, edition)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 27 (ex. 1, translation)
1979 George, Iraq 41 p. 123 nos. 61-62 (exs. 1-2, study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.42 p. 311-312 (edition)


43

A broken text from a squeeze (now destroyed) taken from a stone object presumably found in the Ištar temple at Nineveh, is, according to Grayson (RIMA 2, p. 312) a variant of text no. 40, the "Nineveh Standard Inscription."
Note the following parallel lines:
Lines 1'-6' and text no. 40: 1-5
Lines 10'-13' and text no. 40: 7-11
Line 14' and text no. 40: 17-18
Lines 15'-20' and text no. 40: 20-24
Lines 23'-24' and text no. 40: 25-26

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Source: Lec Gac, Asn. pp. 196–198

Bibliography

1907 Le Gac, Asn. pp. XIX and 196-98 (copy)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.43 p. 312-313 (edition)


44

A piece of a stone slab from the Ištar temple at Nineveh is inscribed with a very fragmentary text, which seems to be a variant of the "Nineveh Standard Inscription" (no. 40)
Note the following parallel lines:
Line 2' and text no. 40: 3
Line 3' and text no. 42: 1-2
Lines 4'-6' and text no. 40: 22-27

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Source: Arch. 79 no. 7

Bibliography

1929 Thompson, Arch. 79 pp. 118-19 and pl. XLI no. 7 (copy)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.44 p. 313-314 (edition)


45

Some stone slab fragments from the Ištar temple at Nineveh are inscribed with an abbreviated version of the construction account on this temple by Ashurnasirpall II.

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Sources: (1) AAA 19 no. 304      (2) BCM 0230-078      (3) AAA 18 no. 10 'obv.'     (4) AAA 18 no. 10 'rev.'     (5) AAA 18 no. 56     

Bibliography

1931 Thompson, AAA 18 p. 95 and pls. XVII and XX nos. 9-10 and 56 (exs. 2-5, copy)
1932 Thompson, AAA 19 p. 113 and pl. LXXXIX no. 304 (ex. 1, copy)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 50-51 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 30 (exs. 1-5, translation)
1979 George, Iraq 41 p. 123 no. 63 (ex. 2, study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.45 p. 314-315 (edition)


46

Two fragments of stone from Nineveh, which do not physically join, but could indeed be part of the same slab are inscribed with a text that seems to concern the works on the Ištar temple at Nineveh. The object's location is currently unknown.

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Source: Arch. 79 no. 2

Bibliography

1929 Thompson, Arch. 79 p. 118 and pl. XLI no. 2 (copy)
1932 Thompson, AAA 19 p. 113 and pl. LXXXIX no. 306 (copy)
1973 Borger (apud Schramm), EAK 2 p. 51 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 44 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.46 p. 315 (edition)


47

Ashurnasirpal2_47

K 2763 (ex. 1) © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Two clay tablets from Nineveh bear copies of an inscription originally carved, as it is explicitly stated at the bottom of both tablets, on a statue of Ashurnasirpal II, the original of which has not been discovered. The fragmentary text begins with an invocation to various deities, followed by king's name, his titles and the beginning of a description of his conquests. Text no. 48 might be part of the same inscription.

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Sources: (1) K 02763      (2) K 13835

Bibliography

1907 Le Gac, Asn. pp. 193-94 (ex. 1, copy)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§548-49 (ex. 1, translation)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 52-53 (ex. 1, study)
1975-76 Schramm, WO 8 pp. 37-39 (exs. 1-2, edition)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 32 (ex. 1, translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.47 p. 316-317 (edition)


48

Ashurnasirpal2_48

K 15273 © The Trustees of the British Museum.

A small fragment of clay tablet from the Kuyunjik collection of the British Museum is inscribed with a copy of an inscription originally engraved on stone. This is possibly a piece of the same tablet edited here as text no. 47 ex. 1.

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Source: K 15273

Bibliography

1914 King, Cat. p. 174 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 p. 115 n. 468 b ix (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.48 p. 317-318 (edition)


49

The fragment of a stone object stored in the Vorderasiatisches Musuem of Berlin, although of unknown provenance, should originally have come from Nineveh. The fragmentary text seems in fact to describe Ashurnasripal II's construction works on the Adad temple, and from elsewhere (text no. 66) it is known that the Assyrian ruler worked on the temple dedicated to this god at Nineveh.

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Source: VA 02889

Bibliography

1907 Ungnad, VAS 1 no. 67 (copy)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 35 (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.49 p. 318-319 (edition)


50

Ashurnasirpal2_50

Coffer (BM 135121) and ex. 2 (BM 090981) © The Trustees of the British Museum.

A stone coffer (H 35.56 cm x L 85.09 cm x W 48.26 cm) with two stone tablets was found at Imgur-Enlil, mod. Balawat, a few kilometers north-east of Nimrud. The two slabs bear the same royal inscriptions, whereas the box is engraved with an abbreviated form of the same text. A third stone slab was also excavated, but never published (see RIMA 2, p. 319 and Weidner AfO 18, p. 180).
The text begins with the royal name and titles and epithets (lines 1-20; cf. text no. 1 ii 125-131) followed by a description of Ashurnasirpal's works at Imgur-Enlil and the construction of a temple to its god Mamu (lines 21-33), including the decoration of the the temple gates with bronze bands (see texts nos. 50 and 80-97), and by a final section of blessings and curses (lines 34-49).

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Sources: (1) BM 090980 (Rm 1082)      (2) BM 090981 (Rm 1083)      (3) BM 135121      (4) Weidner, AfO 18 p. 180

Bibliography

1902 King, AKA pp. lxiii and 167-73 (exs. 1-3, photo, copy, edition)
1907 Le Gac, Asn. pp. 188-91 (exs. 1-3, copy)
1914 Budge, Sculptures pls. VII-IX (exs. 1-3, photo)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§535 and 537-39 (exs. 1-3, translation)
1957-58 Weidner, AfO 18 p. 180 (study)
1968 Ellis, Foundation Deposits pp. 100-101 and 193 (exs. 1-3, study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 58-59 (exs. 1-3, study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 20 (exs. 1-4, translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.50 p. 319-321 (edition)
2008 Curtis, Balawat Gates, pp. 2, 16, 86, 94-95, Pl. 43 (exs. 1-4 study, edition, photo)


51

Ashurnasirpal2_51

2008 Curtis, E. Sollberger's copies, pp. 140-143, Pl. 2.

This text was engraved on a number of bronze bands belonging to a larger group found at site of Imgur-Enlil, modern Balawat, which together formed the so-called "Balawat Gates" of Ashurnasripal II, very similar to the "Balawat Gates" of his successor, Shalmaneser III [/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/shalmaneseriii/index.html]. The bronze bands edited here were only inscribed and not engraved with images. The inscription was engraved twice, therefore having two exemplars, one for each of the two bronze covering which were fitted to the edges of the two leaves of the gates at the point where they meet (see reconstruction above).
The other bronze bands found at the site were originally attached to the front of the gates and bore numerous scenes with relative captions, here edited as texts nos. 80-97
The present text begins with royal name, titles and summary of conquests (parallel to text no. 1 iii 113b-126a), and is followed by a brief description of the works at Imgur-Enlil, the building of a wall and palace, and the installation of the doors that were decorated with these bronze bands.

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Sources: (1) BM 124677+ BM 124678      (2) BM 124676

Bibliography

1915 King, Bronze Reliefs pp. 35-36 and pls. LXXVIII-LXXX (photo, study)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§540-43 (translation)
1973 Barnett, Symbolae Böhl pp. 19-22 and unnumbered plate following (photo, study)
1974 D. Oates, Iraq 36 pp. 173-78 (provenance)
1975 Wäfler, AOAT 26 pp. 232 and 283-84 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 21 (study)
1983 J. Oates, Essays Wilkinson pp. 40-47 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.51 p. 321-323 (edition)
2008 Curtis, Balawat Gates, pp. 46, 140-143, Pl. 2 (edition, copy, photo)


52

Ashurnasirpal2_52

KAH 2, 94

A broken stone slab found at Ashur is engraved with an inscriptionî concerning the works on the temple of Sîn and Šamaš. The first, fragmentary, part of the text, which includes royal name, titiles, epithets and summary of conquests, can be restored in parallel with text no. 53.

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Source: Ass 20371

Bibliography

1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 94 (copy)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§550 and 552 (translation)
1955 Haller, Heiligtümer p. 83 n. 157 (study)
1954-59 Michel, WO 2 pp. 316-21 (edition)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 36 (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.52 p. 324-325 (edition)


53

Ashurnasirpal2_53

KAH 1, 25

Tens of stone block from Ashur and a clay tablet from Nineveh with extracts from royal inscriptions of various kings (see also text no. 21) bear this inscription describing Ashurnasirpal II's conquests in rough geographic order.

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Sources: (1) Ass 00251      (2) Ass 00260      (3) Ass 00267      (4) Ass 00268      (5) Ass 00281      (6) Ass 00320      (7) Ass 00326      (8) Ass 00415      (9) Ass 00461      (10) Ass 00462      (11) Ass 00463      (12) Ass 00464      (13) Ass 00465      (14) Ass 00479      (15) Ass 00494      (16) Ass 00517      (17) Ass 00531      (18) Ass 00536      (19) Ass 00563      (20) Ass 00564      (21) Ass 00565      (22) Ass 00566      (23) Ass 00567      (24) Ass 00570      (25) Ass 00571      (26) Ass 00572      (27) Ass 00606      (28) Ass 00681      (29) Ass 00703      (30) Ass 00853      (31) Ass 00957      (32) Ass 02257      (33) Ass 02311      (34) Ass 04155      (35) Ass 11108      (36) Ass 12696      (37) Ass 17823      (39) Ass 00386      (40) Ass 17427

Bibliography

1904 Andrae, MDOG 21 pp. 11, 15, 19, and 21 (provenance)
1909 Andrae, AAT pp. 86-89 (provenance)
1911 Messerschmidt, KAH 1 no. 25 (copy)
1913 Andrae, Stelenreihen p. 7 and Blatt 2 Abb. 6 (photo)
1915 Bezold, HKA p. 50 (edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§550-51 (translation)
1935 Schott, Vorarbeiten pp. 22-23 (study)
1954-59 Michel, WO 2 pp. 313-17 (edition)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 p. 57 (study)
1975-76 Schramm, WO 8 pp. 43-44 (ex. 38, copy, study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 37 (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.53 p. 325-327 (edition)


54

A stone foundation box found at Apqu-ša-Adad (modern Tell Abu Marya) might have originally contained the gold and silver tablets, which were found at the same site and are edited here as text no. 70. The object's location is at the moment unknown and the inscription could not be collated. Grayson (RIMA 2, p. 327) suggests, on the basis of the translation given by Speiser (see bibliography below), that it is a duplicate of text no. 1 iii 113-132 (cf. also text nos. 26 and 51).

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Source: SM -

Bibliography

1930 Speiser, Art and Archaeology 30 pp. 190-91 (photo, translation)
1953 Stephens, JCS 7 p. 74 (provenance)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 p. 167 +656 and n. 755 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.54 p. 327 (edition)


55

A piece of clay cone originally from Nimrud is engraved with a fragmentary inscription with a description of the conquests of Ashurnasripal II similar to (but not duplicating) other inscription from the same corpus.

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Source: Rm 2, 430

Bibliography

1976 Grayson, ARI 2 p. 203 n. 876 (edition)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.55 p. 327-328 (edition)


56

Numerous clay cone fragments form the temple of Ištar at Nineveh are inscribed with a text recording the works of Ashurnasirpal II on that building. The text, which is similar to texts nos. 40-42, begins with royal name and epithets, with a brief summary of the king's conquests, followed by a description of the building of the temple, and final blessings and curses. In the building passage, mention is given to the works on the esame temple led by king Aššur-uballiṭ (text no. 1001). For the mention to the Bīt-natḫi see text no. 18.

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Sources: (1) BM 128154 + BM 128155 + BM 128156 (1929-10-12, 0810 + 1929-10-12, 0811 + 1929-10-12, 0812)      (2) 1856-09-09, 0160 (+) 1856-09-09, 0161      (3) BM 128153 (1929-10-12, 0809)      (4) 1856-09-09, 0176      (5) BM 128180 (1929-10-12, 0836)      (6) BM 123450 (1932-12-10, 0393)      (7) BM 123496 + BM 123499 (1932-12-10, 0439 + 1932-12-10, 0442)      (8) BM 128168 (1929-10-12, 0824)      (9) BM 123466 (1932-12-10, 0409)      (10) K 14927      (11) 1881-02-04, 0184      (12) 1883-01-18, 0606      (13) BM 128205 (1929-10-12, 0861)      (14) BM 128163 (1929-10-12, 0819)      (15) BM 128210 (1929-10-12, 0866)      (16) BM 123477 (1932-12-10, 0420)      (17) BM 128382 (1932-12-10, 0639)      (18) BM 128206 (1929-10-12, 0862)      (19) BM 128193 (1929-10-12, 0849)      (20) BM 128353 (1932-12-10, 0610)      (21) BM 098721 (1905-04-09, 0227)      (22) 1856-09-09, 0139      (23) 1856-09-09, 0148      (24) BM 128391 (1932-12-10, 0648)      (25) BM 128157 (1929-10-12, 0813)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 pp. 100-102, 104, and pls. LXXI-LXXIV, LXXVIIP, and LXXIX nos. 96-98, 121, 124, 131, 178-79, 221, and 230 (copy, edition)
1968 Lambert and Millard, Cat. passim (study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 53-54 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 28, §733 no. 7, and p. 115 n. 468 b viii (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.56 p. 328-331 (edition)


57

Ashurnasirpal2_57

BM 128364 (ex. 4) © The Trustees of the British Museum.

This text, like text no. 56, describes Aššurnasirpal II's work on the Ištar temple in Nineveh. It is partially preserved on numerous clay cone fragments, although no complete exemplar has been found. The account given here is rather brief in comparison to that given in text no. 56.

[Poppy Tushingham]

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Sources: (1) 1856-09-09, 0152 + 1856-09-09, 0159      (2) 1856-09-09, 0156 + 1856-09-09, 0168 + 1856-09-09, 0191      (3) 1856-09-09, 0174      (4) BM 128364 (1932-12-10, 0621)      (5) BM 123474 (1932-12-10, 0417)      (6) BM 088347 (1901-02-09, 0064)      (7) 1856-09-09, 0155      (8) 1856-09-09, 0170      (9) 1856-09-09, 0128      (10) 1856-09-09, 0132      (11) 1856-09-09, 0145      (12) BM 123515 (1932-12-10, 0458)      (13) BM 099323 (Ki 1904-10-09, 0356)      (14) AAA 19 no. 114      (15) BM 128406 (1932-12-10, 0663)      (16) BM 121139 (1929-10-12, 0148)      (17) BM 121142 (1929-10-12, 0151)      (18) BM 139285 (1932-12-10, 0739)      (19) BM 128360 (1932-12-10, 0617)

Bibliography

1902 King, AKA pp. 158-59 (copy, edition)
1907 Le Gac, Asn. pp. XIX-XX and 200 (copy)
1914 King, Cat. p. 45 (ex. 13, study)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§544-45 (translation)
1929 Thompson, Arch. 79 pl. XLVII nos. 122G (ex. 16) and 122J (ex. 17) (copy)
1932 Thompson, AAA 19 pp. 100, 102, 104, and pls. LXIX, LXXI-LXXIII, LXXVI, and LXXIX nos. 19 (ex. 19), 90 (ex. 15), 93 (ex. 4), 99 (ex. 18), 114 (ex. 14), 168 (ex. 12), and 223 (ex. 5) (copy)
1967 Borger, HKL 1 pp. 526-27 and 537 (study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 p. 54 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 CI 29 (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.57 pp. 331-2 (edition)


58

This text is preserved on just one tiny fragment of clay cone, measuring 6 x 6.7 cm and found at Nineveh. While the inscription was presumably originally fairly long, only a very small portion remains and thus no translation is given here. The text concerns work on Bīt-natḫi, the Ištar temple in Nineveh (see also text no. 18 of this monarch). In this fragment Aššur-rabi II [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurrabiii/index.html] is mentioned as a previous builder of the temple, as is also the case in text no. 65.

[Poppy Tushingham]

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Source: BM 128160 (1929-10-12, 0816)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 p. 102 and pl. LXXIV no. 128 (copy)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 p. 55 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 §733 no. 3 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.58 pp. 332-3 (edition)


59

This fragmentary text gives information on Aššurnasirpal II's work on the Ištar temple in Nineveh. It is preserved on one piece of clay cone which was found at Nineveh and measures 7 x 8.5 cm. As such a small portion of the text is preserved, no translation is given here. For more information on this monarch's reconstruction of the temple, see text no. 56 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q004510/] and its introduction.

[Poppy Tushingham]

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Source: BM 122660 (1930-05-08, 0093)

Bibliography

1932 Thompson, AAA 19 p. 100 and pl. LXXIV no. 126 (copy)
1967 Seux, ERAS pp. 208 n. 248 and 287 n. 129 (study)
1973 Schramm, EAK 2 pp. 53 and 55 (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 §733 no. 5 (study)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2 A.0.101.59 p. 333 (edition)

Nathan Morello & Poppy Tushingham

Nathan Morello & Poppy Tushingham, 'Inscriptions, texts nos. 40-59', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/ashurnasirpalii/texts4059/]

 
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