Names

  • Sennacherib 017

Numbers

  • Q003491
  • Sennacherib 017

View

Details

  • prism
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 704-681
  • Nineveh
  • Royal Inscription
  • Sennacherib

Sources

Sennacherib 017 [via RINAP/RINAP3]

Obverse
Column i
i 1i 1

mdEN.ZU-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-eri-ba LUGAL GAL 1

(i 1) Sennacherib, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, king of the four quarters (of the world), capable shepherd, favorite of the great gods, (i 5) guardian of truth who loves justice, renders assistance, goes to the aid of the weak, (and) strives after good deeds, perfect man, virile warrior, foremost of all rulers, the bridle that controls (i 10) the insubmissive, (and) the one who strikes enemies with lightning:

i 22

LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL kiš-šá-ti

i 33

LUGAL KUR -šur.KI LUGAL kib-rat LÍMMU-ti

i 44

RE.É.UM it-pe-šu mi-gir DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ

i 55

na-ṣir kit-ti ra-ʾi-im mi-šá-ri

i 66

e-piš ú-sa-a-ti a-lik tap-pu-ut

i 77

a-ki-i sa-ḫi-ru dam-qa-a-ti

i 88

eṭ-lum gít-ma-lum zi-ka-ru qar-du

i 99

a-šá-red kal ma-al-ki rap-pu la-ʾi-iṭ

i 1010

la ma-gi-ri mu-šab-ri-qu za-ma-a-ni

i 1111

d-šur KUR-ú GAL-ú LUGAL-ut la šá-na-an

(i 11) The god Aššur, the great mountain, granted to me unrivalled sovereignty and made my weapons greater than (those of) all who sit on (royal) daises. He made all of the black-headed (people) from the Upper Sea (i 15) of the Setting Sun to the Lower Sea of the Rising Sun bow down at my feet. Thus did recalcitrant rulers come to fear battle with me. While they were abandoning their settlements, (i 20) they flew away alone like bats (living) in crevices to inaccessible place(s).

i 1212

ú-šat-li-ma-an-ni-ma UGU gi-mir

i 1313

a-šib pa-rak-ki ú-šar-ba-a GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-ia

i 1414

ul-tu A.AB.BA e-le-ni-ti

i 1515

ša šul-mu dUTU-ši a-di tam-tim šap-li-ti

i 1616

ša ṣi-it dUTU-ši

i 1717

gim-ri ṣal-mat SAG.DU ú-šak-niš še-pu-ú-a

i 1818

ù mal-ki šep-ṣu-ti e-du-ru ta-ḫa-zi

i 1919

da-ád-me-šú-un iz-zi-bu-ma

i 2020

ki-ma su-tin-ni ni-gi-iṣ-ṣi

i 2121

e-diš ip-par-šu a-šar la ʾa-a-ri



i 2222

i-na maḫ-re-e ger-ri-ia

(i 22) On my first campaign, I brought about the defeat of Marduk-apla-iddina (II) (Merodach-baladan), king of Karduniaš (Babylonia), together with the troops of (the land) Elam, his allies, (i 25) in the plain of Kish. In the midst of that battle he abandoned his camp, fled alone, and (thereby) saved his life. I seized the chariots, horses, wagons, (and) mules (i 30) that he had abandoned in the thick of battle.

i 2323

ša mdAMAR.UTU-IBILA-SUM.NA LUGAL KUR.kár-ddun-ía-àš

i 2424

a-di ERIM.ḪI.A ELAM.MA.KI re-ṣi-šú

i 2525

i-na ta-mir-ti kiš.KI áš-ta-kan BAD₅.BAD₅-šú

i 2626

i-na MURUB₄ tam-ḫa-ri šu-a-tu

i 2727

e-zib KARAŠ-su e-diš ip-par-šid-ma

i 2828

na-piš-tuš e-ṭí-ir GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ

i 2929

GIŠ.ṣu-um-bi ANŠE.KUNGA.MEŠ

i 3030

ša i-na qit-ru-ub ta-ḫa-zi

i 3131

ú-maš-ši-ru ik-šu-da ŠU.II-a-a

i 3232

a-na É.GAL-šú ša -reb .DINGIR.RA.KI

(i 32) I joyfully entered his palace, which is in Babylon, then I opened his treasury and brought out gold, silver, gold (and) silver utensils, precious stones, (i 35) all kinds of possessions (and) property without number, a substantial tribute, (together with) his palace women, courtiers, attendants, male singers, female singers, all of the craftsmen, as many as there were, (and) his palace attendants, (i 40) and I counted (them) as booty.

i 3333

ḫa-diš e-ru-um-ma ap-te-e-ma É ni-ṣir-ti-šú

i 3434

.GI .BABBAR ú-nu-ut .GI .BABBAR NA₄ a-qar-tu

i 3535

mim-ma šum-šú NÍG.ŠU NÍG.GA la ni-bi ka-bit-tu GUN

i 3636

MUNUS.UN.MEŠ É.GAL-šú .TIRUM.MEŠ .man-za-az pa-ni

i 3737

.NAR.MEŠ MUNUS.NAR.MEŠ

i 3838

si-ḫir-ti um-ma-a-ni ma-la ba-šu-ú

i 3939

mut-tab-bi-lu- É.GAL-

i 4040

ú-še-ṣa-am-ma šal-la-tiš am-nu

i 4141

i-na e-muq d-šur EN-ia 75 URU.MEŠ-šú dan-nu-ti

(i 41) With the strength of the god Aššur, my lord, I surrounded, conquered, (and) plundered 75 of his fortified cities, fortresses of Chaldea, and 420 small(er) settlements in their environs. (i 45) I brought out the auxiliary forces of the Arameans (and) Chaldeans who were in Uruk, Nippur, Kish, Ḫursagkalama, Cutha, (and) Sippar, together with the guilty citizens, and I counted (them) as booty.

i 4242

É BÀD.MEŠ-ni ša KUR.kal-di

i 4343

ù 4 ME 20 URU.MEŠ-ni TUR.MEŠ ša li-me-ti-šú-nu

i 4444

al-me KUR-ud áš-lu-la šal-la-su-un

i 4545

.úr-bi .a-ra-mu .kal-du

i 4646

ša -reb UNUG.KI NIBRU.KI kiš.KI

i 4747

URU.ḫur-sag-kalam-ma .DU₈.A.KI ZIMBIR.KI

i 4848

a-di DUMU.MEŠ URU EN ḫi-iṭ-ṭi ú-še-ṣa-am-ma

i 4949

šal-la-tiš am-nu

i 5050

i-na ta-a-a-ar-ti-ia

(i 50) On my return march, I defeated all together the Tuʾumuna, Riḫiḫu, Yadaqqu, Ubudu, Gibrê, Malaḫu, Gurumu, Ubulu, (i 55) Damunu, Gambulu, Ḫindaru, Ruʾuʾa, Puqudu, Ḫamrānu, Ḫagarānu, Nabatu, (and) Liʾtaʾu, (i 60) insubmissive Arameans. I carried off into Assyria a substantial booty (consisting of) 208,000 people, young (and) old, male and female, horses, mules, donkeys, camels, oxen, and sheep and goats, which were without number.

i 5151

.tu-ʾu-mu-na .ri-ḫi-ḫu

i 5252

.ia-daq-qu .ú-bu-du

i 5353

.gib-re-e .ma-la-ḫu

i 5454

.gu-ru-mu .ú-bu-lu

i 5555

.da-mu-nu .gam-bu-lum

i 5656

.ḫi-in-da-ru .ru-ʾu-u-a

i 5757

.pu-qu-du .ḫa-am-ra-a-nu

i 5858

.ḫa-ga-ra-nu .na-ba-tu

i 5959

.li--ta-a-ú .a-ra-mu

i 6060

la kan-šu-ti mit-ḫa-riš ak-šudud

i 6161

2 ME 8 LIM UN.MEŠ TUR GAL NITA u MUNUS ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ

i 6262

ANŠE.KUNGA.MEŠ ANŠE.MEŠ ANŠE.GAM.MAL.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ

i 6363

ù US₅.UDU.ḪI.A ša la ni-bi šal-la-tu

i 6464

ka-bit-tu áš-lu-la a-na -reb KUR -šur.KI

i 6565

i-na me-ti-iq ger-ri-ia ša mdMUATI-EN-MU.MEŠ

(i 65) In the course of my campaign, I received a substantial audience gift from Nabû-bēl-šumāti, the official in charge of the city Ḫararatu: gold, silver, large musukkannu-trees, donkeys, camels, oxen, and sheep and goats.

i 6666

.-pi URU.ḫa-ra-ra-te

i 6767

.GI .BABBAR GIŠ.mu-suk-kan-ni GAL.MEŠ ANŠE.MEŠ

i 6868

ANŠE.GAM.MAL.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ ù US₅.UDU.ḪI.A

i 6969

ta-mar-ta-šú ka-bit-tu am-ḫur

i 7070

ba-ḫu-la-te URU.ḫi-rim-me .KÚR ak-ṣi

(i 70) I put to the sword the population of the city Ḫirimmu, a dangerous enemy, and I did not spare a single one. I hung their corpses on poles and placed (them) around the city. I reorganized that district (i 75) (and) imposed for eternity one ox, ten sheep, ten homers of wine, (and) twenty homers of dates as his first-fruits offerings to the gods of Assyria, my lords.

i 7171

i-na GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ ú-šam-qit-ma e-du ul e-zib

i 7272

pag-ri-šú-un i-na ga-ši-ši a-lul-ma

i 7373

si-ḫir-ti URU ú-šal-me

i 7474

na-gu-ú šu-a-tu a-na -šu-ti aṣ-bat

i 7575

1-en GU₄ 10 UDU.MEŠ 10 ANŠE GEŠTIN 20 ANŠE .LUM.MA

i 7676

re-še-te-šú a-na DINGIR.MEŠ-ni KUR -šur.KI

i 7777

EN.MEŠ-ia ú-kin -ri-šam



i 7878

i-na 2-e ger-ri-ia d-šur be- ú-tak-kil-an-ni-ma

(i 78) On my second campaign, the god Aššur, my lord, encouraged me and I marched to the land of the Kassites and the land of the Yasubigallians, (i 80) who since time immemorial had not submitted to the kings, my ancestors. In the high mountains, difficult terrain, I rode on horseback and had my personal chariot carried on (men’s) necks. (i 85) In very rugged terrain I roamed about on foot like a wild bull.

i 7979

a-na KUR .kaš-ši-i ù KUR .ia-su-bi-gal-la-a-a

i 8080

ša ul-tu ul-la a-na LUGAL.MEŠ-ni AD.MEŠ-ia

i 8181

la kit-nu-šu lu al-lik

i 8282

-reb ḫur-šá-a-ni zaq-ru-ti A.ŠÀ nam-ra-ṣi

i 8383

i-na ANŠE.KUR.RA ar-kab-ma GIŠ.GIGIR GÌR.II-ia

i 8484

i-na ti-ik-ka-a-te ú-šá-áš-ši

i 8585

áš-ru šup-šu-qu i-na GÌR.II-ia ri-ma-niš at-tag-giš

i 8686

URU.É-mki-lam-za-aḫ URU.ḫa-ar-diš-pi

(i 86) I surrounded (and) conquered the cities Bīt-Kilamzaḫ, Ḫardišpu, (and) Bīt-Kubatti, their fortified walled cities. I brought out of them people, horses, mules, donkeys, oxen, and sheep and goats, (ii 1) and I counted (them) as booty. Moreover, I destroyed, devastated, (and) turned into ruins their small(er) settlements, which w[er]e without number. I burned with fire pavilions (and) tents, [the]ir abodes, and re[duc]ed (them) to ashes.

i 8787

URU.É-mku-bat-ti URU.MEŠ-šú-nu

i 8888

É BÀD.MEŠ-ni dan-nu-ti al-me KUR-ud

i 8989

UN.MEŠ ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ ANŠE.KUNGA.MEŠ

i 9090

ANŠE.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ ù US₅.UDU.ḪI.A

Column ii
ii 1ii 1

ul-tu qer-bi-šú-un ú-še-ṣa-⸢am⸣-ma šal-la-tiš am⸣-nu

ii 22

ù URU.MEŠ-šú-nu TUR.MEŠ ša ni-ba la i⸣-[šu]-⸢ú

ii 33

ap-pul aq-qur ú-še-me kar-meš

ii 44

É EDIN kul-ta-ri mu-šá-bi-[šú]-⸢nu

ii 55

ina dGIŠ.BAR aq-mu-ma di-tal-liš ú-[še]-⸢mi

ii 66

ú-ter-ma URU.É-mki-lam-za-aḫ šu-⸢a-tu

(ii 6) I made that city Bīt-Kilamzaḫ a fortress again (and) I strengthened its walls more than before, then (ii 10) I settled therein the people of the lands that I had conquered. I brought down from the mountains the people of the land of the Kassites and the land of the Yasubigallians who had fled from my weapons and (ii 15) I made (them) dwell in the cities Ḫardišpu (and) Bīt-Kubatti. I placed them under the authority of a eunuch of mine, the governor of the city Arrapḫa. I had a stele made, had all the victorious conquests that I achieved over them (ii 20) written on it, and I erected (it) in (that) city.

ii 77

a-na bir-tu-ti aṣ-bat UGU ša u₄-me pa-ni

ii 88

BÀD.MEŠ-šú ú-dan-nin-ma

ii 99

UN.MEŠ KUR.KUR ki-šit-ti ŠU.II-ia

ii 1010

i-na lìb-bi ú-še-šib

ii 1111

UN.MEŠ KUR .kaš-ši-i

ii 1212

ù KUR .ia-su-bi-gal-la-a-a

ii 1313

ša la-pa-an GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-ia ip-par-šid-du

ii 1414

ul-tu -reb KUR-i ú-še-ri-dam-ma

ii 1515

i-na URU.ḫar-diš-pi URU.É-mku-bat-ti ú-šar-me

ii 1616

i-na ŠU.II .šu-ut SAG-ia

ii 1717

.EN.NAM URU.ar-rap-ḫa am-nu-šú-nu-ti

ii 1818

NA₄.NA..A ú-še-piš-ma

ii 1919

li-i-tum ki-šit-ti ŠU.II ša UGU-šú-un áš-tak-ka-nu

ii 2020

ṣe-ru--šú ú-šá-áš-ṭir-ma i-na qer-bi URU ul-ziz

ii 2121

pa-an ni-ri-ia ú-ter-ma

(ii 21) I turned around (lit. “I turned the front of my yoke”) and took the road to the land Ellipi. Before my arrival, Ispabāra, their king, (ii 25) abandoned his fortified cities (and) his treasury and fled far away. I overwhelmed all of his wide land like a fog. I surrounded, conquered, destroyed, devastated, (and) burned with fire the cities Marʾubištu (and) Akkuddu, cities of his royal house, together with thirty-four small(er) settlements in their environs.

ii 2222

a-na KUR.el-li-pi aṣ-ṣa-bat ḫar-ra-nu

ii 2323

el-la-mu-ú-a mis-pa-ba-a-ra LUGAL-šú-un

ii 2424

URU.MEŠ-šú dan-nu-ti É ni-ṣir-ti-šú

ii 2525

ú-maš-šir-ma a-na ru--e-te in-na-bit

ii 2626

gim-ri KUR-šú DAGAL-tim GIM MURU₉ as-ḫu-up

ii 2727

URU.mar-ú-biš-ti URU.ak-ku-ud-du

ii 2828

URU.MEŠ-ni É LUGAL-ti-šú a-di 34 URU.MEŠ TUR.MEŠ

ii 2929

ša li-me-ti-šú-nu al-me KUR-ud

ii 3030

ap-pul aq-qur ina dGIŠ.BAR aq-mu

ii 3131

UN.MEŠ TUR GAL NITA u MUNUS ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ

(ii 31) I carried off people, young (and) old, male and female, horses, mules, donkeys, camels, oxen, and sheep and goats without number, then I brought him (Ispabāra) to nought and (ii 35) made his land smaller. I detached from his land the cities Ṣi()ṣirtu (and) Kummaḫlum, fortified cities, together with the small(er) settlements in their environs (and) the district of the land Bīt-Barrû in its entirety, and I added (this area) to the territory of Assyria.

ii 3232

ANŠE.KUNGA.MEŠ ANŠE.MEŠ ANŠE.GAM.MAL.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ

ii 3333

ù US₅.UDU.ḪI.A a-na la mi-nam áš-lu-lam-ma

ii 3434

a-di la ba-ši-i ú-šá-lik-šu-ma

ii 3535

ú-ṣa-aḫ-ḫi-ir KUR-su

ii 3636

URU.ṣi-ṣi-ir-tu URU.ku-um-ma-aḫ-lum

ii 3737

URU.MEŠ dan-nu-ti a-di URU.MEŠ TUR.MEŠ

ii 3838

ša li-me-ti-šú-nu KUR.É-mba-ar-ru-u

ii 3939

na-gu-ú a-na gi-mir-ti-šú

ii 4040

ul-tu -reb KUR-šú ab-tuq-ma

ii 4141

UGU mi-ṣir KUR -šur.KI ú-rad-di

ii 4242

URU.el-en-za-áš a-na URU LUGAL-ú-ti

(ii 42) I took the city Elenzaš as a royal city and a fortress for that district, then I changed its former name and (ii 45) called it Kār-Sennacherib. I settled therein the people of the lands that I had conquered. I placed (it) under the authority of a eunuch of mine, the governor of the city Ḫarḫar, and (thus) enlarged my land.

ii 4343

ù dan-na-at na-ge-e šu-a-tu aṣ-bat-ma

ii 4444

MU-šú maḫ-ra-a ú-nak-kir-ma

ii 4545

URU.kar-mdEN.ZU-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-eri-ba

ii 4646

at-ta-bi ni-bit-su

ii 4747

UN.MEŠ KUR.MEŠ ki-šit-ti ŠU.II-ia i-na lìb-bi ú-še-šib

ii 4848

i-na ŠU.II .šu-ut SAG-ia

ii 4949

.EN.NAM URU.ḫar-ḫar am-nu-ma

ii 5050

ú-rap-piš ma-a-ti

ii 5151

i-na ta-a-a-ar-ti-ia

(ii 51) On my return march, I received a substantial payment from the distant Medes, of whose land none of the kings, my ancestors, had heard mention. (Thus) I made them bow down to the yoke of my lordship.

ii 5252

ša KUR.ma-da-a-a ru-qu-ú-te

ii 5353

ša i-na LUGAL.MEŠ-ni AD.MEŠ-ia

ii 5454

ma-am-man la -mu-ú zi-kir KUR-šú-un

ii 5555

man-da-ta-šú-nu ka-bit-tu am-ḫur

ii 5656

a-na ni-ri be-lu-ti-ia

ii 5757

ú-šak-ni-su-nu-ti



ii 5858

i-na šal-ši ger-ri-ia a-na KUR.ḫat-ti lu al-lik

(ii 58) On my third campaign, I marched to the land Ḫatti. (ii 60) Fear of my lordly brilliance overwhelmed Lulî, the king of the city Sidon, and he fled afar into the midst of the sea and disappeared. The awesome terror of the weapon of the god Aššur, my lord, overwhelmed the cities Great Sidon, Lesser Sidon, Bīt-Zitti, Ṣarepta, Maḫalliba, Ušû, (ii 65) Akzibu, (and) Acco, his fortified cities (and) fortresses, an area of pasture(s) and water-place(s), resources upon which he relied, and they bowed down at my feet.

ii 5959

mlu-li-i LUGAL URU.ṣi-du-un-ni

ii 6060

pul-ḫi me-lam-me be-lu-ti-ia is-ḫu-pu-šú-ma

ii 6161

a-na ru-uq- MURUB₄ tam-tim in-na-bit-ma KUR-šú e-mid

ii 6262

URU.ṣi-du-un-nu GAL-ú URU.ṣi-du-un-nu ṣe-eḫ-ru

ii 6363

URU.É-zi-it-te URU.ṣa-ri-ip-tu

ii 6464

URU.ma-ḫal-li-ba URU.ú-šu-ú

ii 6565

URU.ak-zi-bi URU.ak-ku-ú

ii 6666

URU.MEŠ-šú dan-nu-ti É BÀD.MEŠ a-šar ri-i-ti

ii 6767

ù maš--ti É tuk-la-ti-šú

ii 6868

ra-šub-bat GIŠ.TUKUL d-šur EN-ia

ii 6969

is-ḫu-pu-šú-nu-ti-ma ik-nu-šu še-pu-ú-a

ii 7070

mtu-ba--lu ina GIŠ.GU.ZA LUGAL-ú-ti

(ii 70) I placed Tu-Baʾlu on the royal throne over them and imposed upon him tribute (and) payment (in recognition) of my overlordship (to be delivered) yearly (and) without interruption.

ii 7171

UGU-šú-un ú-še-šib-ma

ii 7272

GUN man-da-at-tu be-lu-ti-ia

ii 7373

šat-ti-šam la ba-aṭ-lu

ii 7474

ú-kin ṣe-ru--šú

ii 7575

ša mmi-in-ḫi-im-mu URU.sam-si-mu-ru-na-a-a

(ii 75) As for Min(u)ḫimmu of the city Samsimuruna, Tu-Baʾlu of the city Sidon, Abdi-Liʾti of the city Arwad, Ūru-Milki of the city Byblos, Mitinti of the city Ashdod, (ii 80) Būdi-il of the city Bīt-Ammon, Kammūsu-nadbi of the land Moab, Aya-rāmu of the land Edom, all of the kings of the land Amurru, they brought extensive gifts, four times (the normal amount), as their substantial audience gift before me and kissed my feet.

ii 7676

mtu-ba--lu URU.ṣi-du-un-na-a-a

ii 7777

mab-di-li--ti URU.a-ru-da-a-a

ii 7878

mú-ru-mil-ki URU.gu-ub-la-a-a

ii 7979

mmi-ti-in-ti URU.as-du-da-a-a

ii 8080

mbu-du-DINGIR URU.KUR.É-mam-ma-na-a-a

ii 8181

mkam-mu-su-na-ad-bi KUR.ma-ʾa-ba-a-a 2

ii 8282

mda-a-ram-mu KUR.ú-du-um-ma-a-a

ii 8383

LUGAL.MEŠ-ni KUR MAR.TU.KI ka-li-šú-un

ii 8484

IGI.-e šad-lu-ti ta-mar-ta-šú-nu ka-bit-tu

ii 8585

a-di 4-šú a-na maḫ-ri-ia -šu-nim-ma

ii 8686

-ši-qu GÌR.II-ia

ii 8787

ù mṣi-id-qa-a LUGAL URU.is-qa-al-lu-na

(ii 87) Moreover, (as for) Ṣidqâ, the king of the city Ashkelon who had not bowed down to my yoke, I forcibly removed the gods of his father’s house, himself, his wife, his sons, (ii 90) his daughters, his brothers, (and other) offspring of his father’s house and took him to Assyria.

ii 8888

ša la ik-nu-šu a-na ni-ri-ia

ii 8989

DINGIR.MEŠ É AD-šu šá-a-šu DAM-su DUMU.MEŠ-šú

ii 9090

DUMU.MUNUS.MEŠ-šú ŠEŠ.MEŠ-šú NUMUN É AD-šú

ii 9191

as-su-ḫa-am-ma a-na KUR -šur.KI ú-raš-šu

ii 9292

mLUGAL-lu--a-ri DUMU mru-kib-ti LUGAL-šú-nu maḫ-ru-u

(ii 92) I set Šarru-lū-dāri, son of Rūkibtu, their former king, over the people of the city Ashkelon and imposed upon him the payment of tribute (and) gifts (in recognition) of my overlordship so that he (now) pulls my yoke.

ii 9393

UGU UN.MEŠ URU.is-qa-al-lu-na áš-kun-ma

ii 9494

na-dan GUN kàd-re-e be-lu-ti-ia

ii 9595

e-mid-su-ma i-šá-a-ṭa ab-šá-a-ni

ii 9696

i-na me-ti-iq ger-ri-ia URU.É-da-gan-na

(ii 96) In the course of my campaign, I surrounded, conquered, (and) plundered the cities Bīt-Daganna, (iii 1) Joppa, Banayabarqa, (and) Azuru, the cities of Ṣidqâ that had not submitted to me quickly.

Column iii
iii 1iii 1

URU.ia-ap-pu-ú URU.ba-⸢na⸣-a-a-bar-qa

iii 22

URU.a-zu-ru URU.MEŠ ša mṣi-id-qa-⸢a

iii 33

ša a-na GÌR.II-ia ár-ḫiš la ik-nu-⸢šu

iii 44

al-me KUR-ud áš-lu-la šal-la-su-⸢un

iii 55

.GÌR.NÍTA.MEŠ .NUN.MEŠ ù UN.⸢MEŠ

(iii 5) (As for) the governors, the nobles, and the people of the city Ekron who had thrown Padî, their king who was bound by treaty and oaths to Assyria, into iron fetters and who had handed him over to Hezekiah of the land Judah in a hostile manner, (iii 10) they became frightened on account of the villainous acts they had committed. They formed a confederation with the kings of Egypt (and) the archers, chariots, (and) horses of the king of the land Meluḫḫa, forces without number, and they came to their aid.

iii 66

URU.am-qar-ru-na ša mpa-di-i LUGAL-šú-nu

iii 77

EN a-de-e ù ma-mit ša KUR -šur.KI

iii 88

bi-re- AN.BAR id-du-⸢ma a-na mḫa-za-qi-a-ú

iii 99

KUR.ia-ú-da-a-a id-di-nu-šú nak-riš

iii 1010

a-na an-zil-li i-pu-šú ip-làḫ ŠÀ-šú-un

iii 1111

LUGAL.MEŠ-ni KUR.mu-uṣ-ri .ERIM.MEŠ GIŠ.PAN GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ

iii 1212

ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ ša LUGAL KUR.me-luḫ-ḫa e-mu- la ni-bi

iii 1313

ik-te-ru-nim-ma il-li-ku re-ṣu-us-su-un

iii 1414

i-na ta-mir-ti URU.al-ta-qu-ú el-la-mu-u-a

(iii 14) In the plain of the city Eltekeh, they sharpened their weapons while drawing up in battleline before me. With the support of the god Aššur, my lord, I fought with them and defeated them. In the thick of battle, I captured alive the Egyptian charioteers and princes (lit. “the sons of the king”), together with the charioteers of the king of the land Meluḫḫa.

iii 1515

si-id-ru šit-ku-nu ú-šá-ʾa-lu GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-šú-un

iii 1616

i-na tukul-ti d-šur EN-ia

iii 1717

it-ti-šú-un am-da-ḫi-iṣ-ma áš-ta-kan BAD₅.BAD₅-šú-un

iii 1818

.EN GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ù DUMU.MEŠ LUGAL KUR.mu-⸢ṣu⸣-ra-a-a

iii 1919

a-di .EN GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ša LUGAL KUR.me-luḫ-ḫa

iii 2020

bal-ṭu-su-un i-na MURUB₄ tam-ḫa-ri

iii 2121

ik-šu-da ŠU.II-a-a URU.al-ta-qu-u URU.ta-am-na-a

(iii 21b) I surrounded, conquered, (and) plundered the cities Eltekeh (and) Tamnâ. I approached the city Ekron and I killed the governors (and) nobles who had committed crime(s) (iii 25) and hung their corpses on towers around the city; I counted the citizens who had committed the criminal acts as booty; (and) I commanded that the rest of them, (those) who were not guilty of crimes or wrongdoing, (iii 30) (to) whom no penalty was due, be allowed to go free.

iii 2222

al-me KUR-ud áš-lu-la šal-la-su-un

iii 2323

a-na URU.am-qar-ru-na aq-rib-ma

iii 2424

.GÌR.NÍTA.MEŠ .NUN.MEŠ ša ḫi-iṭ-ṭu ú-šab-šu-u

iii 2525

a-duk-ma i-na di-ma-a-ti

iii 2626

si-ḫir-ti URU a-lul pag-ri-šú-un

iii 2727

DUMU.MEŠ URU e-piš an-ni ù gíl-la-ti

iii 2828

a-na šal-la-ti am-nu

iii 2929

si-it-tu-te-šú-nu la ba-bil ḫi-ṭi-ti

iii 3030

ù gul-lul-ti

iii 3131

ša a-ra-an-šú-nu la ib-šu-ú

iii 3232

-šur-šú-un aq-bi

iii 3333

mpa-di-i LUGAL-šú-nu

(iii 33) I brought out Padî, their king, from the city Jerusalem and placed (him) on the lordly throne over them, then I imposed upon him payment (in recognition) of my overlordship.

iii 3434

ul-tu -reb URU.ur-sa-li-im-ma

iii 3535

ú-še-ṣa-am-ma ina GIŠ.GU.ZA be-lu-ti

iii 3636

UGU-šú-un ú-še-šib-ma man-da-at-tu

iii 3737

be-lu-ti-ia ú-kin ṣe-ru--šú

iii 3838

ù mḫa-za-qi-a-ú KUR.ia-ú-da-a-a

(iii 38) Moreover, (as for) Hezekiah of the land Judah, who had not submitted to my yoke, (iii 40) I surrounded (and) conquered forty-six of his fortified walled cities and small(er) settlements in their environs, which were without number, by having ramps trodden down and battering rams brought up, (iii 45) the assault of foot soldiers, sapping, breaching, and siege engines. I brought out of them 200,150 people, young (and) old, male and female, horses, mules, donkeys, camels, oxen, and sheep and goats, which were without number, and I counted (them) as booty.

iii 3939

ša la ik-nu-šu a-na ni-ri-ia

iii 4040

46 URU.MEŠ-šú É BÀD.MEŠ-⸢ni dan-nu-ti

iii 4141

ù URU.MEŠ TUR.MEŠ ša li-me-ti-šú-nu

iii 4242

ša ni-ba la i-šu-ú

iii 4343

i-na šuk-bu-us a-ram-me

iii 4444

ù qit-ru-ub šu-pe-e

iii 4545

mit-ḫu-uṣ zu-uk GÌR.II pil-ši nik-si

iii 4646

ù kal-ban-na-te al-me KUR-ud

iii 4747

2 ME LIM 1 ME 50 UN.MEŠ TUR GAL

iii 4848

NITA u MUNUS ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ ANŠE.KUNGA.MEŠ

iii 4949

ANŠE.MEŠ ANŠE.GAM.MAL.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ

iii 5050

ù US₅.UDU.ḪI.A ša la ni-bi ul-tu qer-bi-šú-un

iii 5151

ú-še-ṣa-am-ma šal-la-tiš am-nu

iii 5252

šá-a-šú GIM MUŠEN qu-up-pi -reb

(iii 52) As for him (Hezekiah), I confined him inside the city Jerusalem, his royal city, like a bird in a cage. I set up blockades against him and (iii 55) made him dread exiting his city gate. I detached from his land the cities of his that I had plundered and I gave (them) to Mitinti, the king of the city Ashdod, (iii 60) Padî, the king of the city Ekron, and Ṣilli-Bēl, the king of the city Gaza, and (thereby) made his land smaller. To the former tribute, their annual giving, I added the payment (of) gifts (in recognition) of my overlordship and imposed (it) upon them.

iii 5353

URU.ur-sa-li-im-ma URU LUGAL-ti-šú e-sír-šu

iii 5454

URU.ḪAL.ṢU.MEŠ UGU-šú ú-rak-kis-ma

iii 5555

a-ṣe-e .GAL URU-šú

iii 5656

ú-ter-ra ik-ki-bu-

iii 5757

URU.MEŠ-šú ša áš-lu-la

iii 5858

ul-tu -reb KUR-šú ab-tuq-ma

iii 5959

a-na mmi-ti-in-ti LUGAL URU.as-du-di

iii 6060

mpa-di-i LUGAL URU.am-qar-ru-na

iii 6161

ù mGISSU-EN LUGAL URU.ḫa-zi-ti

iii 6262

ad-din-ma ú-ṣa-aḫ-ḫi-ir KUR-su

iii 6363

e-li GUN maḫ-ri-ti na-da-an šat-ti-šú-un

iii 6464

man-da-at-tu kàd-re-e be-lu-ti-ia

iii 6565

ú-rad-di-ma ú-kin ṣe-ru--šú-un

iii 6666

šu-ú mḫa-za-qi-a-ú pul-ḫi me-lam-me

(iii 66) As for him, Hezekiah, fear of my lordly brilliance overwhelmed him and, after my (departure), he had the auxiliary forces and his elite troops whom he had brought inside to strengthen the city Jerusalem, (iii 70) his royal city, thereby gaining reinforcements, along with 30 talents of gold, 800 talents of silver, choice antimony, large blocks of ..., ivory beds, armchairs of ivory, elephant hide(s), elephant ivory, ebony, boxwood, (iii 75) every kind of valuable treasure, as well as his daughters, his palace women, male singers, (and) female singers brought into Nineveh, my capital city, and he sent a mounted messenger of his to me to deliver (this) payment and to do obeisance.

iii 6767

be-lu-ti-ia is-ḫu-pu-šú-ma

iii 6868

.úr-bi ù .ERIM.MEŠ-šú SIG₅.MEŠ

iii 6969

ša a-na dun-nu-un URU.ur-sa-li-im-mu

iii 7070

URU LUGAL-ti-šú ú-še-ri-bu-ma ir-šú-ú til-la-a-te

iii 7171

it-ti 30 GUN .GI 8 ME GUN .BABBAR

iii 7272

ni-siq-ti gu-uḫ-li ták-kàs-si NA₄.AN.ZA.GUL.ME GAL.MEŠ

iii 7373

GIŠ..MEŠ GIŠ.GU.ZA.MEŠ -me-di

iii 7474

KUŠ AM.SI AM.SI GIŠ.ESI GIŠ.TÚG

iii 7575

mim-ma šum-šú ni-ṣir-tu ka-bit-tu

iii 7676

ù DUMU.MUNUS.MEŠ-šú MUNUS.UN.MEŠ É.GAL-šú

iii 7777

.NAR.MEŠ MUNUS.NAR.MEŠ

iii 7878

a-na -reb NINA.KI URU be-lu-ti-ia

iii 7979

EGIR-ia ú-še-bi-lam-ma

iii 8080

a-na na-dan man-da-at-ti

iii 8181

ù e-peš ARAD-ú-ti -pu-ra rak-bu-šú



iii 8282

i-na 4-e ger-ri-ia d-šur be- ú-tak-kil-an-ni-ma

(iii 82) On my fourth campaign, the god Aššur, my lord, encouraged me so that I mustered my numerous troops and ordered the march to the land Bīt-Yakīn. (iii 85) In the course of my campaign, I defeated Šūzubu (Mušēzib-Marduk), a Chaldean who lives in the marshes, at the city Bittūtu. As for him, terror of doing battle with me fell upon him and (iii 90) his heart pounded. He fled alone like a lynx and his (hiding) place could not be found.

iii 8383

um-ma-na-te-ia gap-šá-a-te ad-ke-ma

iii 8484

a-na KUR.É-mia-kin₇ a-la-ku aq-bi

iii 8585

i-na me-ti-iq ger-ri-ia

iii 8686

ša mšu-zu-bi .kal--a-a

iii 8787

a-šib -reb ÍD.a-gam-me

iii 8888

ina URU.bi-it-tu-ú-tu áš-ta-kan BAD₅.BAD₅-šú

iii 8989

šu-ú ḫur-ba-šu ta-ḫa-zi-ia UGU-šú im-qut-ma

iii 9090

it-ru-ku ŠÀ-šú ki-ma az-za-ri e-diš ip-par-šid-ma

iii 9191

ul in-na-mir a-šar-šu

iii 9292

pa-an ni-ri-ia ú-ter-ma

(iii 92) I turned around (lit. “I turned the front of my yoke”) and took the road to the land Bīt-Yakīn. He Marduk-apla-iddina (II) (Merodach-baladan), whom (iv 1) I had defeated (and) whose forces I had scattered during my first campaign became frightened by the clangor of my mighty weapons and my fierce battle array. He flew away like a bird to the city Nagīte-raqqi, (iv 5) which is in the midst of the sea. I brought his brothers, the seed of his father’s house, whom he had abandoned at the shore of the sea, together with the rest of the people of his land, out of the land Bīt-Yakīn, which is in the swamps (and) marshes, and I counted (them) as booty.

iii 9393

a-na KUR.É-mia-kin₇ aṣ-ṣa-bat ḫar-ra-nu

iii 9494

šu-ú mdAMAR.UTU-IBILA-SUM.NA

iii 9595

ša ina a-lak KASKAL-ia maḫ-re-e

Column iv
iv 1iv 1

BAD₅.BAD₅-šú áš-ku-nu ú-par-ri-ru el-lat-su

iv 22

ri-gim GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-ia dan-nu-⸢ti

iv 33

ù ti-ib ta-ḫa-zi-⸢ia ez-zi e-dur-ma 3

iv 44

a-na KUR.na-gi-a-te-ra-aq- 4

iv 55

ša qa-bal tam-⸢ti iṣ-ṣu-riš ip-pa-⸢riš

iv 66

ŠEŠ.MEŠ-šú NUMUN É AD⸣-šú ša ú-maš-ši⸣-ru a-ḫi tam-tim

iv 77

a-di si-it-ti UN⸣.MEŠ KUR-šú

iv 88

ul-tu KUR.É-mia-kin₇ ⸣-reb ÍD.a-gam-me

iv 99

ap-pa-ra-a-te ú-še-ṣa-⸢am⸣-ma šal-la-tiš am-nu

iv 1010

ú-ter-ma URU.MEŠ-šú ap-pul aq⸣-qur ú-še-me kar-meš

(iv 10) Once again I destroyed (and) devastated his cities, (and) turned (them) into ruins. I poured out awe-inspiring brilliance upon his ally, the king of the land Elam.

iv 1111

UGU EN sa-li-me-šú LUGAL KUR.ELAM.MA.KI

iv 1212

na-mur-ra-⸢tu at-bu-uk

iv 1313

i-na ta-a-a-ar-ti-⸢ia m-šur-na-din-MU

(iv 13) On my return march, I placed Aššur-nādin-šumi, my first-born son (whom I) raised on my (own) knee, on his lordly throne and entrusted him with the wide land of Sumer and Akkad.

iv 1414

DUMU reš-tu-ú tar-bit bir-ki-ia

iv 1515

i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA be-lu-ti-šú ú-še-šib-ma

iv 1616

DAGAL-tum KUR EME.GI₇ ù URI.KI

iv 1717

ú-šad-gil pa-nu--šú



iv 1818

i-na 5 ger-ri-ia ba-ḫu-la-te URU.tu-mur-ri 5

(iv 18) On my fifth campaign: The population of the cities Tumurrum, Šarum, Ezāma, Kibšu, (iv 20) Ḫalbuda, Qūa, (and) Qana, whose dwellings are situated like the nests of eagles, the foremost of birds, on the peak of Mount Nipur, a rugged mountain, and who had not bowed down to the yoke I had my camp pitched at the foot of Mount Nipur.

iv 1919

URU.šá-a-ru-um URU.e-za-a-⸢ma URU.kib-šú 6

iv 2020

URU.ḫal-bu-da URU.qu-ú-a URU.qa-na

iv 2121

ša GIM qin-ni TI₈.MUŠEN a-šá-red MUŠEN.ḪI.A

iv 2222

ṣe-er zuq-ti KUR.ni-⸢pur KUR-i mar-ṣi

iv 2323

šu-bat-su-un šit-ku-na-at-⸢ma la kit-nu-šu

iv 2424

a-na ni-i-ri i-na GÌR.II KUR.ni-pur ka-ra-ši ú-šá-áš-kin-ma

iv 2525

it-ti .qur-bu-ti GÌR.II-⸢ia na-ás-qu-ti

(iv 25) Like a fierce wild bull, with my select bodyguard and my merciless combat troops, I took the lead of them (the soldiers in my camp). I proceeded through the gorges of the streams, the outflows of the mountains, (and) rugged slopes in (my) chair. (iv 30) Where it was too difficult for (my) chair, I leapt forward on my (own) two feet like a mountain goat. I ascended the highest peaks against them. Where my knees became tired, I sat down upon the mountain rock and drank cold water from a water skin to (quench) my thirst.

iv 2626

ù .ERIM.MEŠ ta-ḫa-zi-⸢ia la ga-me-lu-ti

iv 2727

a-na-ku GIM AM ek-di pa-⸢nu-⸣-šú-un aṣ-bat

iv 2828

ḫur-ri na-ḫal-li na-at-ba-⸢ki KUR-i me-le-e

iv 2929

mar-ṣu-ti i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA áš-ta-am-di-iḫ

iv 3030

a-šar a-na GIŠ.GU.ZA šup-šu-qu

iv 3131

i-na GÌR.II-ia áš-taḫ-ḫi-ṭam GIM ar-me

iv 3232

a-na zuq-ti šá-qu-ú-ti ṣe-ru--šú-⸢un e⸣-li

iv 3333

a-šar bir-ka-a-a ma-na-aḫ-tu i-šá-a

iv 3434

ṣe-er NA₄ KUR-i ú-šib-ma A.MEŠ KUŠ⸣.na-a-di

iv 3535

ka-ṣu-ti a-na ṣu-me-ia lu áš-ti

iv 3636

i-na ŠU.SI.MEŠ ḫur-šá-a-ni ar-de-šu-nu-ti-ma

(iv 36) I pursued them on the peaks of the mountains and defeated them. I conquered, plundered, destroyed, devastated, (and) burned with fire their cities.

iv 3737

áš-ta-kan taḫ-ta-šú-un URU.MEŠ-šú-nu KUR-ud-ma

iv 3838

áš-lu-la šal-la-su-un ap-pu-ul aq-qur ina dGIŠ.BAR aq-mu

iv 3939

pa-an ni-ri-ia ú-ter-ma ṣe-er mma-ni-ia-e

(iv 39) I turned around (lit. “I turned the front of my yoke”) and took the road against Maniye, the king of the city Ukku (and) an insubmissive mountain-dweller. Before my time, none of the former kings of the past had marched through the untrodden paths (and) difficult trails on account of the rugged mountains. (iv 45) I had my camp pitched at the foot of Mount Anara and Mount Uppa, mighty mountains, and I myself, in an armchair, with my crack combat troops, entered their narrow passes with great difficulty and ascended with a struggle the steep mountain peaks.

iv 4040

LUGAL URU.uk-ki šad-da-a-a-e la kan-še aṣ-ṣa-bat ḫar-ra-nu

iv 4141

ur-ḫi la pe-tu-ti ṭu-di pa-áš-qu-ti

iv 4242

ša la-pa-an KUR.MEŠ mar-ṣu-ti

iv 4343

ul-la-nu-ú-a -reb-šú-un ma-am-man

iv 4444

la il-li-ku LUGAL.MEŠ pa-ni maḫ-ru-ti

iv 4545

i-na GÌR.II KUR.a-na-ra ù KUR.up-pa KUR.MEŠ

iv 4646

dan-nu-ti ka-ra-ši ú-šá-áš-kin-ma

iv 4747

a-na-ku i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA -me-di it-ti ERIM.MEŠ

iv 4848

ta-ḫa-zi-ia gít-ma-lu-ti

iv 4949

i-na ne-re-bi-šú-un pi-qu-ti

iv 5050

šu-nu-ḫi- e-ru-um-ma mar-ṣi- e-te-el-la-a

iv 5151

ŠU.SI.MEŠ KUR.MEŠ pa-áš-qa-a-ti

iv 5252

šu-ú mma-ni-ia-e tur-bu-

(iv 52) He, Maniye, saw the dust cloud (stirred up) by the feet of my troops, then he abandoned the city Ukku, his royal city, and fled afar. (iv 55) I surrounded, conquered, (and) plundered the city Ukku. I brought out of it every kind of possession (and) property, the treasures of his palace, and I counted (it) as booty.

iv 5353

GÌR.II ERIM.ḪI.A-ia e-mur-ma URU.uk-ku URU LUGAL-ti-šú

iv 5454

e-zib-ma a-na ru--e-ti in-na-bit

iv 5555

URU.uk-ku al-me KUR-ud áš-lu-la šal-la-su

iv 5656

mim-ma šum-šú NÍG.ŠU NÍG.GA ni-ṣir-ti É.GAL-šú

iv 5757

ul-tu qer-bi-šu ú-še-ṣa-am-ma šal-la-tiš am-nu

iv 5858

ù 35 URU.MEŠ ša pa-a-ṭi li-me-ti-šú 7

(iv 58) Moreover, I conquered thirty-five cities on the borders of its outskirts and carried off people, oxen, and sheep and goats, (and) donkeys. (Then) I destroyed (them), devastated (them), (and) burned (them) with fire.

iv 5959

ak-šudud-ma UN.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ ù ṣe-e-ni 8

iv 6060

ANŠE.MEŠ áš-lu-la ap-pu-ul aq-qur ina dGIŠ.BAR aq-mu



iv 6161

i-na li-mu mšùl-mu-EN .GAR.KUR URU.tal-mu-si 9

(iv 61) In the eponymy of Šulmu-Bēl, governor of the city Talmusu (696), Kirūa the city ruler of Illubru, a servant who belonged to me, whom his gods had abandoned (iv 65) incited the population of Ḫilakku to rebel and prepare for battle. The people living in the cities Ingirâ and Tarzu aligned themselves with him, then seized the road through the land Que (and) blocked (its) passage.

iv 6262

mki-ru-a .EN.URU ša URU.il-lu-ub-ri 10

iv 6363

.ARAD da-gíl pa-ni-ia ša iz-zi-bu-šu DINGIR.MEŠ-šú

iv 6464

ba-ḫu-la-te URU.ḫi-lak-ki 11

iv 6565

-bal-kit-ma ik-ṣu-ra ta-ḫa-zu

iv 6666

UN.MEŠ a-ši-bu-ut URU.in-gi-ra-a u URU.tar-zi

iv 6767

i-da-a-šú is-ḫu-ru-ma ger-ri KUR.qu-e

iv 6868

iṣ-ba-tu ip-ru-su a-lak-tu

iv 6969

.ERIM.MEŠ GIŠ.PAN na-ši tuk-ši ù az-ma-re-e

(iv 69) I sent against them archers, shield and lance bearers, chariots, (and) horses of my royal contingent. In rugged mountain terrain, they defeated the population of Ḫilakku, who had aligned themselves with him. (iv 75) They conquered and plundered the cities Ingirâ (and) Tarzu.

iv 7070

GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ ki-ṣir LUGAL-ti-ia

iv 7171

ú-ma-ʾe-er ṣe-ru--šú-un

iv 7272

ša ba-ḫu-la-te URU.ḫi-lak-ki

iv 7373

ša i-da-a-šú is-ḫu-ru

iv 7474

i-na -reb KUR-i mar-ṣi -ku-nu taḫ-ta-šú-un

iv 7575

URU.in-gi-ra-a URU.ta-ar-zu ik-šu-du-ma

iv 7676

-lu-lu šal-la-su-un

iv 7777

šá-a-šú -reb URU.il-lu-ub-ri URU dan-nu-ti-šú

(iv 77) As for him (Kirūa), they besieged him in the city Illubru, his fortified city, and cut off his escape route. They defeated him by means of bringing up battering rams, siege machines (lit. nimgallus of the wall”), (iv 80) and siege engines, (and) the assault of foot soldiers, and they took possession of the city.

iv 7878

ni-tum il-mu-šu-ma iṣ-ba-tu mu-ṣu-šu

iv 7979

i-na qur-ru-ub šu-pe-e nim-gal-li BÀD

iv 8080

ù kal-ban-na-te mit-ḫu-ṣu zu-uk GÌR.II

iv 8181

dáb-da-a-šú -ku-nu-ma iṣ-ba-tu URU

iv 8282

mki-ru-a .EN.URU a-di šal-lat URU.MEŠ-šú

(iv 82) They brought Kirūa, the city ruler, together with booty from his cities and the inhabitants of Ḫilakku who had aligned themselves with him, as well as donkeys, oxen, and sheep and goats to Nineveh, before me. I flayed Kirūa.

iv 8383

ù UN.MEŠ URU.ḫi-lak-ki ša i-da-a-šú

iv 8484

is-ḫu-ru a-di ANŠE.MEŠ GU₄.MEŠ ù ṣe-e-ni

iv 8585

a-na URU.ni-na-a a-di maḫ-ri-ia ub-lu-ni

iv 8686

ša mki-ru-a ma-šak-šú a-ku-uṣ

iv 8787

ú-ter-ma URU.il-lu-ub-ru a-na -šu-te aṣ-bat

(iv 87) Once again, I reorganized the city Illubru (and) settled therein the people of the lands that I had conquered. I installed the weapon of the god Aššur, my lord, inside it. (iv 90) I had a stele of alabaster made and I erected (it) in front of it.

iv 8888

UN.MEŠ KUR.KUR ki-šit-ti ŠU.II-ia i-na lìb-bi ú-še-šib

iv 8989

GIŠ.TUKUL d-šur EN-ia -reb-šú ú-šar-me

iv 9090

NA₄.NA..A-a ša NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL ú-še-piš-ma

iv 9191

ma-ḫar-šu ul-zi-iz



Column v
v 1v 1

i-na li-mu m-šur-EN-PAP .GAR.KUR KUR.kat-mu-ḫi 12

(v 1) In the eponymy of Aššur-bēlu-uṣur, governor of the land Katmuḫu (695), I ... against the city Tīl-Garimme, a city on the border of the land Tabal where Gurdî, king of the city Urdutu, (v 5) had mobilized his weapons, then I sent archers, shield and lance bearers, chariots, (and) horses of my royal contingent against it.

v 22

a⸣-na URU.DU₆-ga-ri-im-me 13

v 33

a-lum ša pa-a-ṭi KUR.ta-ba-li

v 44

ša mgúr-di-i LUGAL URU.ur-du-ti 14

v 55

ir-ku-su GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-šú

v 66

as-su-uk-ma .ERIM.MEŠ GIŠ.PAN na-ši tuk-ši 15

v 77

ù az-ma-re-e GIŠ.GIGIR.MEŠ ANŠE.KUR.RA.MEŠ

v 88

ki-ṣir LUGAL-ti-ia ú-ma-ʾe-er ṣe-ru--šú

v 99

URU šu-a-⸢tum ni-i-tum il-mu-ma

(v 9) They besieged that city and (v 10) took possession of the city by means of piling up earth, bringing up battering rams, (and) the assault of foot soldiers. They counted the people, as well as the gods, living inside it as booty. They destroyed (and) devastated that city. They turned (it) into a mound of ruins (lit. “a mound and ruins”).

v 1010

i-na ši-pik e-pe-ri ù qur-ru-ub šu-pi-i

v 1111

mit-ḫu-uṣ zu-uk GÌR.II iṣ-ba-tu URU

v 1212

UN.MEŠ a-di DINGIR.MEŠ a-šib lìb-bi-šú im-nu-ú šal-la-ti-

v 1313

URU šu-a-tu ip-pu-lu iq-qu-ru

v 1414

a-na DU₆ ù kar-me ú-ter-ru

v 1515

i-na šal-lat KUR.MEŠ ša-ti-na ša áš-lu-la

(v 15) From the booty of those lands that I had plundered, I conscripted 30,000 archers (and) 20,000 shield bearers and added (them) to my royal contingent. (v 20) I divided up the rest of the substantial enemy booty like sheep and goats among my entire camp and my governors, (and) the people of my great cult centers.

v 1616

30 LIM GIŠ.PAN 20 LIM GIŠ.a-ri-tu 16

v 1717

i-na lìb-bi-šú-nu ak-ṣur-ma

v 1818

UGU ki-ṣir LUGAL-ti-ia ú-rad-di

v 1919

si-it-ti šal-lat na-ki-ri ka-bit-tu

v 2020

a-na gi-mir KARAŠ-ia ù .EN.NAM.MEŠ-ia

v 2121

UN.MEŠ ma-ḫa-za-ni-ia GAL.MEŠ

v 2222

ki-ma ṣe-e-ni lu ú-za-ʾi-iz



v 2323

i-na u₄-me-šu-ma NINA.KI ma-ḫa-zu ṣi-i-ru 17

(v 23) At that time, Nineveh, the exalted cult center, the city loved by the goddess Ištar (v 25) in which all of the rituals for gods and goddesses are present; the enduring foundation (and) eternal base whose plan had been designed by the stars (lit. “writing”) of the firmament and whose arrangement was made manifest since time immemorial; (v 30) a sophisticated place (and) site of secret lore in which every kind of skilled craftsmanship, all of the rituals, (and) the secret(s) of the lalgar (cosmic subterranean water) are apprehended;

v 2424

URU na-ram d-tar

v 2525

ša nap-ḫar ki-du-de-e DINGIR.MEŠ

v 2626

ù d.TAR.MEŠ ba-šu-ú -reb-šú

v 2727

tem-me-en-nu da-ru-ú du-ru- ṣa-a-ti

v 2828

ša ul-tu ul-la it-ti ši-ṭir bu-ru-um-me

v 2929

eṣ-rat-su eṣ-ret-ma šu-pu-ú ṣi-in-du-šú

v 3030

áš-ru nak-lu šu-bat pi-riš-ti

v 3131

ša mim-ma šum-šú ši-pir ni-kil-ti

v 3232

gi-mir pel-lu-de-e ni-ṣir-ti làl-gar

v 3333

šu-ta-bu-lu -reb-šú

v 3434

ša ul-tu ul-la LUGAL.MEŠ-ni

(v 34) in which since time immemorial earlier kings, (v 35) my ancestors, before me exercised dominion over Assyria and ruled the subjects of the god Enlil; (but) not one among them had conceived of and put his mind towards increasing the site of the city, building wall(s), straightening the streets, (v 40) or dredging the river (and) planting orchards; nor had any (of them) paid heed to (or) shown interest in the palace inside it, the seat of lordly dwelling whose site had become too small (and) whose construction was inexpert:

v 3535

a-li-kut maḫ-ri AD.MEŠ-ia

v 3636

ul-la-nu-ú-a be-lu-ut KUR -šur.KI e-pu-šú-ma

v 3737

ú-ma-ʾe-ru ba-ʾu-lat dEN.LÍL

v 3838

a-a-um-ma i-na lìb-bi-šú-nu a-na šum-dul₆ šu-bat URU

v 3939

e-peš BÀD šu-te-šur su-qa-a-ni

v 4040

ù ḫa-re-e ÍD za-qa-ap ṣip-pa-a-ti

v 4141

ú-zu-un-šu ul ib-ši-ma

v 4242

ul -ta-bil ka-ras-su

v 4343

a-na É.GAL qer-bi-šú kúm-mu ri-mit be-lu-te

v 4444

ša ṣu-uḫ-ḫu-rat šu-bat-sa

v 4545

e-piš-taš la nak-lat-ma

v 4646

le-e-su ul id-da-a

v 4747

lib-bu- ul iḫ-su-us

v 4848

ia-a-ti mdEN.ZU-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-eri-ba

(v 48) (But) as for me, Sennacherib, king of the world, king of Assyria, (v 50) the performing of this work came to my attention by the will of the gods and I put my mind to it. I forcibly removed the people of Chaldea, Aramean (tribes), the land of the Manneans, the lands Que and Ḫilakku, (and) Philistia, and the land (of the city) Tyre, who had not submitted to my yoke, then I made them carry baskets (of earth) and they made bricks.

v 4949

LUGAL kiš-šá-ti LUGAL KUR -šur.KI

v 5050

e-peš šip-ri šu-a-tu ki-i ṭè-em DINGIR.MEŠ

v 5151

i-na uz-ni-ia ib-ši-ma ka-bat-ti ub-lam-ma

v 5252

te-ne-šet KUR.kal-di .a-ra-me KUR.man-na-a-a

v 5353

KUR.qu-e ù KUR.ḫi-lak-ku KUR.pi-liš-ti ù KUR.ṣur-ri

v 5454

ša a-na ni-ri-ia la ik-nu-šu

v 5555

as-su-ḫa-am-ma tup-šik-ku ú-šá-áš-ši-šú-nu-ti-ma

v 5656

il-bi-nu SIG₄ É.GAL maḫ-ri-tu 18

(v 56b) The former palace, whose extent was 360 cubits on (its) longer side (and) 95 cubits on (its) shorter side, and (v 60) whose site was too small; which earlier kings, my ancestors, had had constructed for their lordly dwelling, but whose construction they had carried out inexpertly:

v 5757

ša 3 ME 60 ina 1.KÙŠ 19

v 5858

95 ina 1.KÙŠ SAG.KI

v 5959

ma-ra-ku šit-ku-na-at-ma

v 6060

ṣu-uḫ-ḫu-rat šu-bat-sa 20

v 6161

ša LUGAL.MEŠ-ni a-li-kut maḫ-ri AD.MEŠ-ia

v 6262

a-na ri-mit be-lu-ti-šú-un ú-še-pi-šu-ma

v 6363

la ú-nak-ki-lu ši-pir-šá

v 6464

dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ ša NA₄.pi-i-li pe-ṣe-e 21

(v 64) They quarried bull colossi of white limestone in the city Tastiate, which is across the Tigris River, to be their (the palatial halls’) gatekeepers. Throughout their entire land they depleted forests of large trees to have boats built. (v 70) In the month Ayyāru (II), the time of spring floods, they brought (the colossi) across to this side (of the river) with difficulty in magnificent boats. They sank large boats at the quay dock (and then) made their crews (v 75) struggle (and) strain. With might and main, they struggled to transport (the colossi) and install (them) in their gates.

v 6565

i-na URU.ta-as-ti-a-te ša e-ber-tan ÍD.IDIGNA

v 6666

ib-tu-qu a-na mu-kil .MEŠ-ši-in

v 6767

a-na šu-pu- GIŠ..MEŠ

v 6868

-reb GIŠ.TIR.MEŠ GIŠ.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ

v 6969

ú--ru i-na nap-ḫar KUR-šú-un

v 7070

i-na ITI.GU₄ u₄-mu a-dan-ni e-de-e pa-an šat-ti

v 7171

i-na GIŠ..MEŠ ṣi-ra-a-te

v 7272

a-na a-ḫa-an-na-a ú-šeb-bi-ru-ni mar-ṣi-

v 7373

i-na -ber ka-a-ri GIŠ..GU.LA.MEŠ 22

v 7474

ú-ṭe-eb-bu-ú ba-ḫu-la-te-šú-un

v 7575

ú-šá-ni-ḫu ú-lam-me-nu ka-ras-si-in

v 7676

i-na da-na-ni ù šup-šu-qi

v 7777

mar-ṣi- ú-bi-lu-nim-ma

v 7878

ú-šá-aṣ-bi-tu .MEŠ-ši-in

v 7979

ÍD.te-bil-ti a-gu-ú šit-mu-ru

(v 79) The Tebilti River, a tempestuous flood (of water) which had flowed from distant days by the side of the palace and which had caused erosion in its foundation when its flood was in full spate (and) had shaken its base:

v 8080

ša ul-tu UD.MEŠ .MEŠ

v 8181

ṭe-eḫ É.GAL i-ba-ʾu-ú-ma

v 8282

i-na ILLU-šá gap-ši i-na -ši-šá

v 8383

ab-bu ú-šab-šu-ú ú-ri-ib-bu tem-me-en-šá

v 8484

É.GAL.TUR.RA šá-a-tu a-na si-ḫir-ti-šá aq-qur

(v 84) I tore down that small palace in its entirety. (v 85) I diverted the course of the Tebilti River from the center of the city and directed its outflow into the meadow behind the city.

v 8585

ša ÍD.te-bil-ti ma-lak-šá 23

v 8686

ul-tu qa-bal-ti URU ap-ru-us-ma

v 8787

i-na ta-mir-ti ku-tal URU ú-še-šir mu-ṣu-šá

v 8888

i-na 1/2 IKU ma-lak A.MEŠ 4 NA₄.pi-i-li GAL.MEŠ 24

(v 88) In a one-half ikû (stretch) of the water’s (natural) course, I bonded together, with bitumen, four large limestone (blocks) and spread marsh reeds and rushes over them. As an addition, I took a plot of land that was 340 cubits long (vi 1) (and) 289 cubits wide from the Ḫusur River and from the plain of the city (and) added (it) to the dimensions of the former terrace. In its (the terrace’s) entirety, I raised its superstructure 190 courses of brick high.

v 8989

it-ti ESIR.UD.A ak-si-ma GI.MEŠ a-pe

v 9090

ù ku-pe-e ú-šat-ri-ṣa UGU-šú-un

v 9191

3 ME 40 ina 1.KÙŠ

Column vi
vi 1vi 1

2 ME 89 ina 1.KÙŠ SAG.KI 25

vi 22

qaq-qa-ru ul-tu -reb ÍD.ḫu-su-ur 26

vi 33

ù ta-mir-ti URU

vi 44

ki-ma a-tar-tim-ma lu aṣ-ba-ta ṣe-er me-ši-iḫ-ti

vi 55

tam-li-i maḫ-re-e lu ú-rad-di-ma

vi 66

a-na si-ḫir-ti-šú ina 1 ME 90 ti-ib-ki ul-la-a re-ši-šú 27

vi 77

la-ba-riš UD.MEŠ i-na ILLU kiš-šá-ti 28

(vi 7) In order to prevent the foundation of the terrace from being weakened over the passage of time by cresting flood(s), (vi 10) I surrounded its base with large limestone (slabs and thereby) reinforced its base. I enlarged the structure of the palace to 700 large cubits along (its) longer side and 440 large cubits along (its) shorter side and (thus) I made its site bigger.

vi 88

tem-me-en tam-li-i la e--ši

vi 99

NA₄.pi-i-li GAL.MEŠ ki-su-ú-šu

vi 1010

ú-šá-as-ḫi-ra ú-dan-nin šu-pu-uk-šu

vi 1111

a-na 7 ME i-na AS₄.LUM GAL-ti 29

vi 1212

ù 4 ME 40 ina AS₄.LUM GAL-ti SAG.KI 30

vi 1313

ši-kit-ti É.GAL ú-ter-ma

vi 1414

šu-bat-sa -rab-bi É.GAL.MEŠ .GI .BABBAR 31

(vi 14b) I built palatial halls of gold, silver, (vi 15) bronze, ...-stone, breccia, alabaster, elephant ivory, ebony, boxwood, musukkannu-wood, cedar, cypress, juniper, elammaku-wood, (and) Indian wood, for my lordly residence, (vi 20) then I had a house with double doors, a replica of a Hittite palace, opposite (its) gates, constructed.

vi 1515

ZABAR NA₄.AN.ZA.GUL.ME NA₄.DÚR.MI.NA.BÀN.DA 32

vi 1616

NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL AM.SI GIŠ.ESI GIŠ.TÚG

vi 1717

GIŠ.MES..KAN.NA GIŠ.EREN GIŠ.ŠUR.MÌN

vi 1818

ŠIM.LI GIŠ.e-lam-ma-ku GIŠ.si-in-da-a

vi 1919

a-na mu-šab be-lu-ti-ia 33

vi 2020

ab-ni-ma É mu-ter-re-te 34

vi 2121

tam-šil É.GAL KUR.ḫa-at-ti 35

vi 2222

-eḫ-ret ba-ba-a-ti ú-še-piš

vi 2323

GIŠ.ÙR.MEŠ GIŠ.ere-ni GIŠ.ŠUR.MÌN

(vi 23) I roofed them (the palatial halls) with beams of cedar (and) cypress, whose scent is sweet, product(s) of Mount Amanus (vi 25) and Mount Sirāra, the holy mountains. I fastened bands of silver (and) copper on doors of cedar, cypress, juniper, (and) Indian wood and I installed (them) in their gates.

vi 2424

ša e-ri-su-un ṭa-a-bu bi-nu-ut KUR.ḫa-ma-nim

vi 2525

ù KUR.si-ra-ra KUR.MEŠ .MEŠ

vi 2626

ú-šat-ri-ṣa e-li-šin

vi 2727

GIŠ.IG.MEŠ GIŠ.ere-ni GIŠ.ŠUR.MÌN ŠIM.LI

vi 2828

GIŠ.si-in-da-a me-ser KI.SAG URUDU 36

vi 2929

ú-rak-kis-ma ú-rat-ta-a ba-bi-šin

vi 3030

i-na ba-rak-ki ša -reb É.PA.PAḪ.MEŠ

(vi 30) In the corridors that are within the papāḫu-chambers, I made openings for latticed windows. At their gates, I stationed apotropaic figures of alabaster (and) elephant ivory, whose folded hands hold poppies, who are laden with pride (and) allure, (vi 35) (and) who are filled with exuberance, and (thus) I made (them) an object of wonder.

vi 3131

ap-ti bi-ir-ri ú-pat-ta-a

vi 3232

MUNUS.dLAMMA.MEŠ NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL AM.SI

vi 3333

ša il-lu-ru na-šá-a kit-mu-sa rit-ta-šin

vi 3434

bal-tu ku-uz-bu ḫi-it-lu-pa lu-le-e

vi 3535

ma-la-a i-na .MEŠ-šin ul-ziz-ma

vi 3636

a-na tab-ra-a-te ú-šá-lik

vi 3737

ṣu-lul ta-ra-a-ni ša -reb ba-rak-ka-a-ni

(vi 37) The covering of the roof that (hangs) over the corridors I made their somber atmosphere cheerful, making (them) as bright as day. (vi 40) I decorated them with silver and copper knobbed nails. I adorned the arches, friezes, and all of the copings with baked bricks (glazed in the color of) obsidian (and) lapis lazuli.

vi 3838

e-ṭu-su-un ú-šaḫ-la-a

vi 3939

u₄-- -nam-mir

vi 4040

sik-kàt kar-ri kas-pi ù URUDU

vi 4141

-reb-šin ú-šal-me

vi 4242

i-na SIG₄.AL.ÙR.RA NA₄. NA₄.ZA.GÌN

vi 4343

us-si-ma se-el-lum --ḫi

vi 4444

ù gi-mir pa-ás--ši-in

vi 4545

áš-šú šip-ri É.GAL-ia šu-te-šu-ri 37

(vi 45) So that the construction of my palace might be carried out correctly and that my handiwork be completed, at that time, the god Aššur and the goddess Ištar, who love my priestly service (and) who selected me (lit. “who called my name”), revealed to me a source of long trunks of cedar, (vi 50) which since distant days grew tall and very thick as they stood in seclusion in the Sirāra mountain range.

vi 4646

ù li-pit ŠU.II-ia šul-lu-me

vi 4747

i-na u₄-me-šu-ma d-šur ù d-tar

vi 4848

ra-ʾi-i-mu .SANGA-ti-ia

vi 4949

na-bu-ú MU-ia giš-maḫ-ḫi GIŠ.ere-ni

vi 5050

ša ul-tu UD.MEŠ .MEŠ i-ši-ḫu-ma

vi 5151

ik-bi-ru ma-gal i-na -reb KUR.si-ra-ra

vi 5252

KUR.MEŠ ina pu-uz-ri na-an-zu-zu

vi 5353

ú-šak-li-mu-in-ni ṣi-i-su-un

(vi 53b) In the uplands of Mount Ammanāna (northern Anti-Lebanon), they (Aššur and Ištar) disclosed to me the location of alabaster, which in the time of the kings, (vi 55) my ancestors, was too expensive (even) for the pommel of a sword.

vi 5454

ša NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL ša i-na tar-ṣi LUGAL.MEŠ-ni

vi 5555

AD.MEŠ-ia a-na kar-ri nam-ṣa-ri šu-qu-ru

vi 5656

i-na sa-pan KUR.am-ma-na-na ú-šap-tu-ni pa-ni-šú 38

vi 5757

ù NA₄.DÚR.MI.NA.BÀN.DA ma-la DUG.bur-zi-gal-li

(vi 57) Moreover, breccia, as much as is needed (for making) burzigallu-bowls, (a stone) that had never been seen before, (vi 60) revealed itself at Kapridargilâ (“Dargilâ Village”), which is on the border of the city Tīl-Barsip.

vi 5858

ša la in-nam-ru ma-ti-ma

vi 5959

ina URU.kap-ri-da-ar-gi-la-a

vi 6060

ša pa-a-ṭi URU.DU₆-bar-si-ip

vi 6161

ú-kal-lim ra-ma-nu-

vi 6262

i-te-e NINA.KI ina er-ṣe-ti URU.ba-la-ṭa-a-a

(vi 62) Near Nineveh, in the territory of the city Balāṭāya, by divine will, white limestone was discovered in abundance, then I created bull colossi and (other) statues with limbs of alabaster that are sculpted from a single stone, (whose) proportions are perfect, (and) who stand high on their own pedestals; sphinxes of alabaster (vi 70) whose features are exquisite (and) whose bodies shine like a brilliant day; (and) magnificent slabs of breccia. I cut (them) free on both sides from their mountains, then, for the construction of my palace, I had (them) dragged into Nineveh.

vi 6363

ki-i ṭè-em DINGIR-ma NA₄.pi-i-lu pe-ṣu-u

vi 6464

a-na mu-ʾu-de-e in-na-mir-ma

vi 6565

dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ ù ṣa-lam meš-re-ti NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL

vi 6666

ša i-na 1-en NA₄ ib-ba-nu-ú mi-na-a-te šuk-lu-lu

vi 6767

i-na ki-gal-li ram-ni-šú-nu

vi 6868

šá-qiš na-an-zu-zu

vi 6969

MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL

vi 7070

ša zi-me nu-us-su-qa

vi 7171

GIM u₄-me na-par-di-i nu-um-mu-ru zu-mur-šin

vi 7272

KUN₄.MEŠ NA₄.DÚR.MI.NA.BÀN.DA MAḪ.MEŠ

vi 7373

ab-ni ki-lal-la-an i-na šad-di-šú-un ab-tuq-ma

vi 7474

a-na šip-ri É.GAL-ia

vi 7575

ú-šal-di-da -reb URU.ni-na-a

vi 7676

dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ ù MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te

(vi 76) I had bull colossi and sphinxes of white limestone created and their forms perfected through the craft of the deity Ninkura, in the territory of the city Balāṭāya.

vi 7777

NA₄.pi-i-li pe-ṣe-e i-na lip-ta-at dnin-kur-ra

vi 7878

i-na er-ṣe-et URU.ba-la-ṭa-a-a

vi 7979

ú-šá--lid-ma ú-šak-li-la gat-ta-šú-un

vi 8080

ša ul-tu ul-la LUGAL.MEŠ-ni AD.MEŠ-ia 39

(vi 80) Since time immemorial, the kings, my ancestors, created copper statues, replicas of their (own) forms, to be erected in temples, and through their manufacture they had exhausted all of the craftsmen. (vi 85) Through ignorance (and) failure to give thought on the matter, they depleted the oil, wax, (and) wool in their lands for the work they desired.

vi 8181

ṣa-lam URUDU tam-šil gat-ti-šú-un

vi 8282

a-na šu-zu-zi -reb É.KUR.MEŠ

vi 8383

ib-nu-ma i-na e-piš-ti-šú-nu

vi 8484

ú-šá-ni-ḫu gi-mir DUMU um-ma-a-ni

vi 8585

i-na la bi-šit uz-ni la ḫa-sa-as a-ma-te 40

vi 8686

a-na šip-ri ḫi-šiḫ-ti-šú-nu

vi 8787

Ì.GIŠ -ku-ru na-al-ba-áš ṣe-e-ni

vi 8888

ú--ru -reb KUR.MEŠ-šú-un

vi 8989

ia-a-ti mdEN.ZU-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-eri-ba

(vi 89) (But) as for me, Sennacherib, the foremost of all rulers, expert in every type of work, regarding large columns of copper (and) striding lion colossi, which none of the kings of the past (who came) before me had cast: (vii 1) with the ingenious mind that the prince, the god Ninšiku, had granted to me (and) taking counsel with myself, I intensively pondered how to perform this work. Then, with my (own) ideas and knowledge, I created a cast work of copper and expertly carried out its artful execution.

vi 9090

a-šá-red kal mal-ki mu-de-e šip-ri

vi 9191

ka-la-ma tim-me URUDU GAL.MEŠ

vi 9292

ur-maḫ-ḫi pe-tan bir-ki ša ma-nam-ma

vi 9393

la ip-ti-qu LUGAL pa-ni maḫ-ri-ia

Column vii
vii 1vii 1

i-na uz-ni ni-kil-ti

vii 22

ša ú-šat-li-ma ru-bu-ú dnin-ši-

vii 33

i-na ši-tul-ti ram-ni-ia

vii 44

a-na e-peš šip-ri šu-a-tu

vii 55

ra-biš am-tal-lik-ma ina -lik ṭè-me-ia

vii 66

ù me-reš ka-bat-ti-ia

vii 77

pi-ti-iq URUDU ú-ba-áš-šim-ma

vii 88

ú-nak-ki-la nik--su

vii 99

ša giš-maḫ-ḫi ù a-la-mit-ta 41

(vii 9) By divine will, I created clay mold(s) of tree trunks and date palm(s), (vii 10) the tree of abundance, (of) twelve raging lions, as well as (of) twelve magnificent bull colossi with perfect features (and) twenty-two sphinxes that are coated in allure (and) charm (and) that have pride (and) exuberance (vii 15) heaped upon them, then I poured copper into it. Just like the cast work of (an object weighing only) a half shekel, I perfected their forms.

vii 1010

GIŠ meš-re-e 12 UR.MAḪ.MEŠ -ʾi-ru-ti 42

vii 1111

a-di 12 dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ

vii 1212

MAḪ.MEŠ ša šuk-lu-lu nab-ni-tu

vii 1313

22 MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te ša ku-uz-ba

vii 1414

ul-ṣu ḫi-it-lu-pa bal-tu la-la-a

vii 1515

kúm-mu-ru ṣe-ru--šin

vii 1616

ki-i ṭè-em DINGIR-ma zi--pi ṭi-iṭ-ṭi

vii 1717

ab-ni-ma e-ra-a -reb-šú áš-tap-pa-ka

vii 1818

ki-i pi-ti-iq 1/2 GÍN.TA.ÀM 43

vii 1919

ú-šak-li-la nab-ni-su-un

vii 2020

dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ nab-nit URUDU 44

(vii 20) I made bull colossi with copper features, two of which were overlaid with zaḫalû-silver, (and) bull colossi of alabaster, together with bull colossi and sphinxes of white limestone, hold the door bolts of my palatial halls.

vii 2121

ša 2 ina lìb-bi za-ḫa-lu-u lit-bu-šú

vii 2222

dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL

vii 2323

a-di dALAD.dLAMMA.MEŠ ù MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te

vii 2424

NA₄.pi-i-li pe-ṣe-e ša É.GAL.MEŠ-ia

vii 2525

ú-šá-aṣ-bi-ta SI.GAR-ši-in

vii 2626

tim-me URUDU MAḪ.MEŠ a-di tim-me GIŠ.ere-ni 45

(vii 26) I fastened bands of copper and tin on magnificent copper columns, as well as on large cedar columns, which are the product of Mount Amanus, then I installed (them) upon lion colossi and positioned cross-beams (upon them) as a cornice for their gates.

vii 2727

GAL.MEŠ bi-ib-lat KUR.ḫa-ma-nim

vii 2828

me-ser URUDU ù AN.NA ú-rak-kis-ma

vii 2929

ṣe-er pirig-gal-le-e ul-ziz-ma

vii 3030

dáp-pi ku-lul .MEŠ-šin e-mid

vii 3131

MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL 46

(vii 31) Sphinxes of alabaster, as well as sphinxes of cast urudû-copper that were overlaid with zaḫalû-silver, and sphinxes of cast ...-metal, (vii 35) whose features were brilliant: I erected over them columns of ebony, cypress, cedar, daprānu-juniper, juniper, and Indian wood, with pašallu-gold and silver inlays, then (vii 40) I positioned the architraves of the inner rooms of my lordly residence (on those columns).

vii 3232

a-di MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te pi-ti-iq ú-ru-de-e

vii 3333

šá za-ḫa-lu-u lit-bu-šá ù MUNUS.ÁB.ZA.ZA-a-te

vii 3434

pi-ti-iq GU.AN.NA

vii 3535

ša nu-um-mu-ru gat-ta-ši-in

vii 3636

GIŠ.tim-me GIŠ.ESI GIŠ.ŠUR.MÌN GIŠ.ere-ni GIŠ.dup-ra-ni

vii 3737

ŠIM.LI ù GIŠ.si-in-da-a iḫ-ze-et pa-šal-li

vii 3838

ù kas-pi ṣe-ru--šin ul-ziz-ma

vii 3939

ša kúm-me mu-šab be-lu-ti-ia 47

vii 4040

e-mid GIŠ.GAN.DU₇.MEŠ-šú-un

vii 4141

KUN₄.MEŠ NA₄.DÚR.MI.NA.BÀN.DA NA₄.GIŠ.NU₁₁.GAL

(vii 41) I surrounded their (the palace rooms’) lower courses with slabs of breccia (and) alabaster, and large limestone slabs (and) made (them) an object of wonder.

vii 4242

ù KUN₄.MEŠ NA₄.pi-i-li GAL.MEŠ

vii 4343