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  • Ashurbanipal 021

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  • Q003720
  • Ashurbanipal 021

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  • cylinder
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 668-ca. 631
  • Nineveh
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashurbanipal

Ashurbanipal 021

Obverse
11

a-⸢na⸣-ku mAN.⸢ŠÁR--IBILA [...]

(1) I, Ashurbanipal, [...] creation of the hands of (the god) Ašš[ur ...], son of E[sar]hadd[on, ...]

22

bi-⸢nu⸣-ut ŠU.II AN.⸢ŠÁR [...]

33

DUMU mAN⸣.[ŠÁR]-PAP-SUM.[NA ...]

Lacuna

Lacuna

1'1'

[...] (blank) [...]

(1') [..., build]er of [..., ...] (and) Nabû [...] with the gaze of their eyes, [...].

2'2'

[... e]-⸢piš x [...]

3'3'

[...] dAG ina ni-⸢ši IGI⸣.II.MEŠ-⸢šú-nu [...]

4'4'

[... ú-šak]-lil É.GAR₈.MEŠ-⸢šú [...]

(4') [... I compl]eted [...] its walls. [...]

5'5'

[... GAŠAN]-⸢ia šá -reb NINA.KI é-gašan-kalam-ma x [...]

(5') [... m]y [lady], that is in Nineveh, Egašankalama [...]

6'6'

[... DINGIR.MEŠ] GAL.MEŠ EN.MEŠ-ia ma-ḫa-zi-⸢šú-nu [...]

(6') [... the] great [gods], my lords, their cult centers [...]

7'7'

[...] ZABAR AN.BAR [...]

(7') [... b]ronze, iron, [...] his pure daises [...] I constantly set up [...] of silver (and) gold.

8'8'

[...] BÁRA.MEŠ-šú .MEŠ [...]

9'9'

[...] šá .BABBAR .GI lu-u áš-tak-kan é⸣-[...]

(9'b) E[...].

10'10'

[... é]-⸢mes-lam É dU.GUR šá ⸣.[DU₈.A.KI ...]

(10'b) [E]meslam, the temple of the god Nergal of Cu[tha, ...].

11'11'

[...] mi?⸣-na-a-ti si-mat É.KUR šá .BABBAR .GI [...]

(11') [... d]imensions, temple appurtenance(s) of silver, gold, [...].

12'12'

[... d]⸢na⸣-na-a GAŠAN GAL- ul⸣-[tu ...]

(12'b) [N]anāya, the great lady, (who) f[rom ... i]n Eḫiliana, which she love[s. ...]

13'13'

[...] ina é⸣-ḫi-⸢li-an⸣-na šá ta⸣-ram-⸢mu [...]

14'14'

[...] x ar-⸢ṣip ú⸣-[šak]-⸢lil sat-tuk-ki-šú-nu baṭ-[lu-tu ...]

(14') [...] I built (and) [comple]ted. [I ...] their aban[doned] regular offerings. [(...)]

15'15'

[... DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ EN].⸢MEŠ-ia ú-šal-⸢li⸣-mu AN.DÙL-šú-nu DÙG⸣.[GA UGU-ia it-ru-ṣu-ma ...] 1

(15') [..., the great gods], my [lord]s, fully carried out [..., spread] their benev[olent] protection [over me, and ...] th[ey] made [...] b[ow down] to my yoke. [...] I had no rival (lit. “there was no rival”).

16'16'

[...] a⸣-na GIŠ.ŠUDUN-ia ú-⸢šak⸣-[ni-šu? ...]

17'17'

[...] x ma-ḫir ul i-ši URU.ni- URU LUGAL-ti KUR.mu-⸢ṣur [u KUR.ku-u-si KUR-ud ...] 2

(17'b) [I conquered] the city Thebes, a royal city of Egyp[t and Kush. ...]

18'18'

[...] a⸣-di la ba-še-e ú-šá-lik DINGIR.MEŠ-šú d15.MEŠ-[šú ...]

(18') [...] I brought to naught. [I ...] its gods (and) [its] goddesses. [...]

19'19'

[... it-ti mtug-dam]--i LUGAL ERIM-man-da NUMUN [ḫal-ga-te-e ...] 3

(19') [... with Tugdam], king of a barbarian horde, a n[omad, ...]

20'20'

[...] a?⸣-ni-ir ú-šam-qit KUR.ma-ta-a-a KUR.man-na-a-a KUR?⸣.[...]

(20') [...] I killed (and) cut down (with the sword). The land Media, Mannea, [...] the lands ...uppi and Qadê, which is on the sh[ore of ...]

21'21'

[...] KUR?⸣.x-up-pi u KUR.qa-de-e šá ina a-[ḫi ...] 4

22'22'

[...] áš?⸣-bu ina -bit AN.ŠÁR dNIN.LÍL <dEN?> dAG d[...]

(22') [...] ... By the command of the deities Aššur, Mullissu, <Bēl (Marduk)>, Nabû, [...]

23'23'

[...]-ia la kan-šú da-na-an AN.ŠÁR dNIN.LÍL dEN [...]

(23') [...] of mine (who) are insubmissive [...] the might of the deities Aššur, Mullissu, Bēl (Marduk), [...]

24'24'

[... ul-tu tam-tim e-li-ti ša šul-mu] dUTU-ši a-di tam-tim šap⸣-[li-ti ša ṣi-it dUTU-ši ...]

(24') [... from the Upper Sea of the Setting] Sun to the L[ower] Sea [of the Rising Sun ...]

25'25'

[...] la na-par-ka-a man-da-⸢at⸣-[ta-šú DUGUD- ...]

(25') [..., wit]hout interruption, [... his heavy] pay[ment ...]

26'26'

[...] dEN? x x x [...]

(26') [...] Bēl (Marduk) ... [...]

Lacuna

Lacuna

1''1''

dAMAR.UTU dzar-pa-⸢ni-tum [...]

(1'') Marduk, Zarpanīt[u ...].

2''2''

(blank) [...]

1Compare text no. 12 (Prism H) ii 3´–6´ and text no. 23 (IIT) lines 78b–81.

2The restorations are based on text no. 12 (Prism H) ii 8´ and text no. 23 (IIT) line 82.

3Compare text no. 23 (IIT) line 143.

4KUR?⸣.x-up-pi “[the lan]d ...uppi”: R. Campbell Thompson (AAA 20 [1933] p. 105) suggested reading the geographic name as KUR.ku-up-pi (“the land Kuppi”), whereas R. Borger (BIWA p. 200) proposed reading it as KUR.lu-up-pi “the land Luppi.”


Created by Jamie Novotny and Joshua Jeffers, 2015-18. Lemmatized by Jamie Novotny, 2015–16, for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-funded OIMEA Project at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/rinap/Q003720/.