Information on Tiglath-pileser III Scores

Of the ninety-two royal inscriptions edited in RINAP 1 [], only one score transliteration was provided in that volume. Some information on that text is provided below. To access this score transliteration, click on the "score" link below, click here [], or click on the "Browse Online Corpus" link to the left.


Two pairs of basalt lions found at the East and West Gates of Arslan Tash (ancient Ḫadattu) are inscribed with Akkadian, Aramaic, and Hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions of Ninurta-bēlu-uṣur, governor of Kār-Shalmaneser. The still unpublished text of the lions stationed in the East Gate reportedly states that Ninurta-bēlu-uṣur was a eunuch (LÚ.SAG) of the powerful turtānu Šamšī-ilu. Therefore, the inscriptions must roughly date to the first half of the eighth century (ca. 780–752), the period during which Šamšī-ilu held the office of eponym three times (780, 770, and 752, during the reigns of Shalmaneser IV, Aššur-dan III, and Aššur-nārārī V respectively). Thus, these inscriptions were possibly composed before Tiglath-pileser III became king in early 745. Since the Akkadian texts were not edited with the inscriptions of Shalmaneser IV, Aššur-dān III, or Aššur-nārārī V in Grayson, RIMA 3, they are arbitrarily treated here because Tiglath-pileser III had bull colossi placed in principal gateways of the city Ḫadattu (see text no. 53). The edition presented in this volume includes only the Akkadian text of the West Gate lions; the Akkadian inscription written on the East Gate lions is not edited here.

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Hayim Tadmor & Shigeo Yamada

Hayim Tadmor & Shigeo Yamada, 'Information on Tiglath-pileser III Scores', RINAP Scores, The RINAP Scores sub-project of the RINAP Project, 2019 []

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