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  • Esarhaddon 077

Numbers

  • Q003306
  • Esarhaddon 077

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  • cylinder
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 672
  • Nimrud (Kalhu)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Esarhaddon

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Esarhaddon 077

Obverse
11

m-šur-ŠEŠ-SUM.NA LUGAL GAL-ú LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL kiš-šá-ti LUGAL KUR -šur.KI

(1) Esarhaddon, great king, mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, the true shepherd who reorganized the confused people (and) made light shine forth for them; to whom the great gods gave as a gift (the ability) to create, build, (and) renew; (5) the one who (re)constructed the temple of the god Aššur, (re)built Esagil and Babylon, completed all of the cult centers, renewed the statues of the great gods, (and) who returned the plundered gods of the lands to their (proper) place from Assyria; who plated Egašankalama, the temple of the goddess Ištar of Arbela, his lady, with silver (zaḫalû) and made (it) shine like daylight I had lions, screaming anzû-birds, laḫmu-monsters, (and) kurību-genii fashioned from silver and copper and set (them) up in its entry doors.

22

GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR šu-me-ri ù URI.KI

33

RE.É.UM ki-i-nu ša UN.MEŠ dal-ḫa-a-ti ú-taq-qi-nu ú-še-ṣi-ši-na-ti nu-ú-ru

44

ša DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ ba-nu-ú e-pe-šú ud-du-šu -ru-ku ši-rik-tuš

55

ba-nu-ú É AN.ŠÁR e-piš é-sag-íl ù .DINGIR.RA.KI

66

mu-šak-lil ma-ḫa-zi ka-li-šú-nu mu-ud-diš ṣa-lam DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ

77

šá DINGIR.MEŠ KUR.KUR šal-lu-tu ul-tu -reb KUR -šur.KI a-na áš-ri-šú-nu ú-ter-ru

88

é-gašan-kalam-ma É d-tar URU.LÍMMU-DINGIR be-el-ti-šú

99

za-ḫa-la-a ú-šal-biš-ma ú-nam-me-ru ki-ma u₄-me

1010

UR.MAḪ.MEŠ an-ze-e na-ʾi-i-ri dlàḫ-me dku-ri-bi

1111

ša .BABBAR u URUDU ú-še-piš-ma -reb .MEŠ-šá ul-ziz

1212

LUGAL šá ina tu-kul-ti AN.ŠÁR d30 dUTU dAG dAMAR.UTU d15 ša NINA.KI d15 ša URU.LÍMMU-DINGIR

(12) The king, who with the help of the gods Aššur, Sîn, Šamaš, Nabû, Marduk, Ištar of Nineveh, (and) Ištar of Arbela, marched freely from the Upper Sea to the Lower Sea and made all of his enemies [and the] rulers who were unsubmissive to him bow down at his feet; (15) the one who conquered the city Sidon, which is in [the midst of] the sea, (and) the one who leveled all of its dwellings; the one who plundered the city Arzâ, which is in the neighborhood of the Brook of Egypt, (and) who threw Asuḫīli, its king, into fetters along with his counselors (and) brought (them) to Assyria; moreover, (I am) the one who struck with the sword Teušpa, a Cimmerian, together with his entire army, in the territory of the land Ḫubušna; the one who treads on the unsubmissive people of Cilicia;

1313

ul-tu tam-tim e-li-ti a-di tam-tim šap-li-ti i-šá-riš it-tal-lak-ú-ma

1414

kul-lat na-ki-re-e-šú [u ma]-al-ki la kan-šu-ti-šú ú-šak-ni-šá še-pu--šu

1515

ka-šid URU.ṣi-du-nu šá ina [MURUB₄] tam-tim na-du-ú sa-pi-in gi-mir da-ád-me-šu

1616

šá-lil URU.ar-za-a ša i-te-e na-ḫal KUR.mu-uṣ-ri ša ma-su-ḫi-li LUGAL-šu

1717

a-di ma-li-ke-e-šú bi-re-e-ti id-du-u a-na KUR -šur.KI ú-ra-a

1818

ù mte--pa-a KUR.gi-mir-a-a ina KI-tim KUR.ḫu-bu--nu

1919

a-di gi-mir um-ma-ni-šú ú-ra-as-si-bu i-na GIŠ.TUKUL

2020

ka-bi-is UN.MEŠ KUR.ḫi-lak-ki la kan-šu-ti

2121

ṭa-rid mdAG-NUMUN-ZI-SI. DUMU mdAMAR.UTU-A-SUM.NA

(21) the one who drove out Nabû-zēr-kitti-līšir, son of Marduk-apla-iddina (II) (Merodach-baladan); [the one who sack]ed Bīt-Dakkūri, which is in Chaldea, an enemy of Babylon; [the one who captu]red Šamaš-ibni, its king, a rogue (and) outlaw I surrounded, captured, plundered, destroyed, devastated, (and) burned with fire the cities [Ḫa]ndasu, Magalani, Alpiana, Diḫrāni, (25) Qatabuʾ, Padê, (and) Udēru, fortified cities in the district of the land Bāzu, together with small cities in its environs.

2222

[na-bi]- KUR.É-da-ku-ri ša -reb KUR.kal-di a-a-bi .DINGIR.RA.KI

2323

[ka-mu]-ú mdšá-maš-ib-ni LUGAL-šu is-ḫap-pu ḫab-bi-lu

2424

[URU.ḫa]-an-da-su URU.ma-ga-la-nu URU.al-pi-ia-na URU.di-iḫ-ra-nu

2525

URU.qa-ta-bu- URU.pa-de-e URU.ú-de-ri URU.MEŠ dan-nu-ti1

2626

ša na-ge-e KUR.ba-az-zi a-di URU.MEŠ ṣe-ḫe-ru-ti ša li-me-ti-šú

2727

al-me ak-šu-ud áš-lu-la šal-lat-su-un ap-pul aq-qur ina GIŠ.BAR aq-mu

2828

da-- KUR.bar-na-ki .KÚR ak-ṣu a-ši-bu-ti KUR.DU₆-a-šur-ri

(28) The one who crushed the Barnaki, a dangerous enemy, who live in the city Tīl-Ašurri, which is called Pitānu in the language of the people of the land Miḫrānu; (30) the one who scattered the Mannean people, undisciplined Gutians (as for) the land Patušarri, a district in the area of the salt desert, which is in the midst of the land of the distant Medes, borders Mount Bikni, (and) upon the soil of whose land none of the kings, my ancestors, had walked, I carried off to Assyria Šidir-parna (and) E-parna, mighty chieftains, who were not submissive to (my) yoke, together with their people (and) their heavy plunder.

2929

ša ina pi-i UN.MEŠ KUR.mi-ḫi-ir-a-nu KUR.pi-it-ta-nu i-nam-bu-u zi-kir-šú

3030

mu-sap-pi-iḫ UN.MEŠ KUR.man-na-a-a gu-tu-ú la sa-an-qu

3131

KUR.pa-tu--ar-ra na-gu-ú ša i-te-e É.MUN

3232

ša -reb KUR.ma-da-a-a ru-qu-ti ša pa-a-ṭi KUR.bi-ik-ni

3333

ša i-na LUGAL.MEŠ AD.MEŠ-ia mám-ma la ik-bu-su KI-tim ma-a-ti-šú-un

3434

mši-dir-pa-ar-ni me-pa-ar-ni .EN.URU.MEŠ dan-nu-ti

3535

ša la kit-nu- a-na ni-ri šá-a-šú-nu a-di UN.MEŠ-šú-nu

3636

šal-lat-su-nu ka-bit-tu áš-lu-la a-na -reb KUR -šur.KI

3737

DUMU mdEN.ZU-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-eri-ba LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR -šur.KI

(37) Son of Sennacherib, king of the world (and) king of Assyria, descendant of Sargon (II), king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad

3838

DUMU mLUGAL-GI.NA LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR -šur.KI

3939

GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR šu-me-ri u URI.KI

4040

ina u₄-me-šu-ma ina UN.MEŠ ki-šit-ti KUR.KUR

(40) At that time, by means of the prisoners from the lands that I had conquered with the help of the god Aššur, my lord, the arsenal, which was in Kalḫu, that Shalmaneser (III), king of Assyria, son of Ashurnasirpal (II), a ruler who came before me, had built, had no terrace and its site had become too small.

4141

ša ina tu-kul-ti AN.ŠÁR EN-ia ik-šu-da qa-ta-a-a

4242

É.GAL ma-šar-ti šá -reb URU.kal-ḫa ša mdsál-ma-nu-MAŠ MAN KUR -šur

4343

DUMU m-šur-PAP-ir-A NUN a-lik pa-ni-ia e-pu-šú

4444

tam-lu-šá ul ib-ši-ma ṣu-uḫ-ḫu-rat šu-bat-sa

4545

ia-a-ti m-šur-ŠEŠ-SUM.NA MAN KUR -šur.KI NUN na--du

(45) As for me, Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, pious prince, to whom the prince, the god Ninšiku (Ea), gave (wisdom) equal to that of the sage Adapa, that terrace was on my mind and I (text: “he”) thought about it. I incorporated unused land as an addition (and) raised the terrace with massive stone blocks from the mountains. (50) I raised its walls by 120 brick courses, built palatial halls for my royal residence upon it, (and) built (and) completed (it) from its foundations to its parapets. I roofed them with magnificent cedar beams, grown on Mount Amanus, (and) installed doors of cypress, whose fragrance is sweet, in their gates. I filled (it) with splendor (making it) an object of wonder for all of the people.

4646

šin-na-at ABGAL a-da- šá -ru-ku ru-bu-u dnin-ši-

4747

ša tam-le-e šu-a-tu ina uz-ni-ia ib-ši-ma -ta-bi-la ka-bat-su

4848

qaq-qa-ru ki-šub-ba-a ki-ma a-tar-tim-ma lu aṣ-ba-ta

4949

i-na - NA₄ KUR-e tam-la-a -mal-li

5050

i-na 1 ME 20 ti-ib-ki ul-la-a re--e-šu

5151

É.GAL.MEŠ a-na mu-šab LUGAL-u-ti-ia ab-ta-ni -reb-šu

5252

ul-tu -ši-šu a-di gaba-dib-e-šu ar-ṣip ú-šak-lil

5353

GIŠ.ÙR.MEŠ GIŠ.EREN MAḪ.MEŠ tar-bit KUR.ḫa-ma-ni ú-šat-ri-ṣa e-li-šin

5454

GIŠ.IG.MEŠ GIŠ.ŠUR.MÌN ša i-ri-si-in DÙG.GA ú-rat-ta-a .MEŠ-šin

5555

a-na tab-rat kiš-šat UN.MEŠ lu-le-e -mal-li

5656

MU.SAR.MEŠ e-pu--ma da-na-an AN.ŠÁR EN-ia

(56) I made foundation inscriptions, had the might of the god Aššur, my lord, (and) the deeds that I had done written on them, and placed (these inscriptions) in them (the foundations).

5757

ep-še-et e-tep-pu-šu ṣe-ru--šu ú-šá-áš-ṭir-ma ina -reb-šú-un áš-kun

5858

i-na ár-kàt u₄-me i-na u₄-me ṣa-a-ti

(58) In the future, in far-off days, may a future ruler, one of the kings, my descendants, renovate its dilapidated section(s). (60) May he read a foundation inscription written in my name, make an offering, anoint (it) with oil, write my name with his name, (and) return (it) to its place. The god Ninurta, son of the god Enlil, will (then) hear his prayers.

5959

NUN EGIR-ú ina LUGAL.MEŠ DUMU.MEŠ-ia an-ḫu-su lu-ud-diš

6060

MU.SAR ši-ṭir šu--ia li-mur-ma UDU.SISKUR BAL- Ì.MEŠ ŠÉŠ

6161

šu- it-ti šu-me-šu liš-ṭur a-na áš-ri-šu lu-ter

6262

dnin-urta IBILA dEN.LÍL ik-ri-bi-šú i-šem-me



Date ex. 1Date ex. 1
63A63A

ITI.NE.NE.GAR UD.5.KAM li-mu mdAG-be--ú-ṣur .GAR.KUR URU.BÀD-LUGAL-uk-ka

(63A) Abu (V), fifth day, eponymy of Nabû-bēlī-uṣur, governor of the city Dūr-Šarrukku (672 BC).

Date ex. 6Date ex. 6
63B63B

ITI.GU₄ UD.18.KAM li-mu mdAG-be--ú-ṣur .GAR.KUR URU.BÀD-LUGAL-uk-ka

(63B) Ayyāru (II), eighteenth day, eponymy of Nabû-bēlī-uṣur, governor of the city Dūr-Šarrukku (672 BC), when the treaty concerning Ashurbanipal, the senior son of the king, who (resides in) the House of Succession, was made.

64B64B

a-de-e ina UGU m-šur--A DUMU LUGAL GAL-ú ša É ri-du-te šak-nu2

1Compare the list of cities in the land Bāzu whose rulers Esarhaddon claims to have defeated in text no. 1 (Nineveh A) iv 62–68: Ḫaldisu, Ilpiatu, Magalani, Diḫrāni, Qadabaʾ, Gaʾuani, Iḫilum, and Pudaʾ.

2For details on the use of the adjective rabû (“great”) in this passage, see the note to text no. 64 (Aššur E) line 8.


Created by Erle Leichty, and the Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP) Project, 2011. Lemmatized by Jamie Novotny, 2010. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/rinap/Q003306/.