Adad-nārārī II

Adad-nērārī II (911-891 BC), son of Aššur-dān II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurdanii/index.html] (934-912 BC), father of Tukultī-Ninurta II [/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/tukultininurtaii/index.html] (890-884 BC), and grandfather of Ashurnaṣirpal II [/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/ashurnasirpalii/index.html] (883-859 BC), was the ninety-ninth ruler of Ashur, according to the Assyrian King List [/riao/kinglists/assyriankinglist/assyriankinglist/index.html#Ashurdan], and eponym [http://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=assyrian_eponyms_limmu] of the year 910 [/saao/saas2/Q004243.1/].
During almost every year of his reign, which lasted for twenty-one years, Adad-nērārī II led military campaigns and continuing the work of his father, regaining the western territories from the hands of the Arameans and expanding north in Ḫabḫu and Nairi and south in Babylonia.
Adad-nērārī II's annalistic text discovered in Ashur and Nineveh cover a period that goes from 909 to 893 BC (texts nos. 2-5); further two annalistic fragments sometimes attributed to this king are here catalogued, according to Grayson's edition, as Ashurnaṣirpal II texts no. 21-22.
The king carried building projects in Ashur (nos. 1-4 and 6), where he reconstructed the Gula temple (no. 2 [/riao/Q006021.152/]) and the quay wall (no. 1 [/riao/Q006020.41/]), Nineveh (nos. 4-5 and 7), Apqu-ša-Adad (mod. Tell Abu Marya) (no. 2), and Šibaniba (Tell Billa) (no. 8).

Baker, H. D. (1998). Adad-nērārī. In H. D. Baker (Ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (Volume 1), p. 30-31, Helsinki.
Grayson, A. K., Königslisten und Chroniken. B. Akkadisch. In D. O. Edzard (Ed.), Reallexikon der Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archäologie (Band 6), pp. 86–135, Berlin, 1986
Grayson, A. K., Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC I (1114-859 BC), RIMA 2, University of Toronto, 1991, p. 142.

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Nathan Morello, 'Adad-nārārī II', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/adadnarariii/]

 
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