Shalmaneser II

Shalmaneser II (1030-1019 BC) was a son of Ashurnasirpal I [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurnasirpali/index.html] (1049-1031 BC). According to the Khorsabad King List [http:/riao/kinglists/assyriankinglist/khorsabadlist/index.html], in which he appears as the ninety-third ruler of Ashur, he reigned for 12 years and was succeeded by his son Aššur-nārārī IV [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurnarariiv/index.html] (1018-1013 BC) (Grayson 1986, 113). It is known that he made an endowment for the Ashur temple at Ashur. Some scholars also attribute a literary text to his reign (Grayson 1991, 124). Other texts mentioning Shalmaneser but with no further indications which would allow to define which king with this name it is have been edited either under Shalmaneser I [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria13631115bc/shalmaneseri/index.html] or Shalmaneser III [http:/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/shalmaneseriii/index.html].

[Alexander Kudryavtsev]


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

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A stele from the "row of steles" at Ashur bears a short (five-line) inscription of Shamaneser II.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [] of Shalmaneser II 01.

Source: VA Ass 01201 (Ass 15271)


1909 Andrae, MDOG 40 pp. 27-29 (provenance, edition)
1913 Andrae, Stelenreihen pp. 23-24 and pl. XIV no. 14 (photo, copy, edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §347 (translation)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 XCIII 1 (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2, pp. 124 A.0.93.1

Jamie Novotny, Poppy Tushingham & Alexander Kudryavtsev

Jamie Novotny, Poppy Tushingham & Alexander Kudryavtsev, 'Shalmaneser II', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 []

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