• SAA 16 200




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. Esarhaddon.000.00.00
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Administrative Letter


SAA 16, 200

SAA 16 200. All the Lands Belong to the King (ABL 1139) [via SAAO/SAA16]

oo NaN obverse broken away

(Beginning destroyed)

rbeginning broken away

r 1'1'

[x x x x x] 02 e kal x+[x x x x]

r 2'2'

[x x x x x]-i-ni ni-il-x+[x x x]

(r 2) [......] we will c[ome ...]

r 3'3'

[x x x x]+x-ʾa-ka is-si-[x x]

(r 3) [......] with [...]

r 4'4'

[x x x] TAv É dUTU i-nap-pa-ḫa*-[an-ni]

(r 4) [All the lands] from where the sun rise[s to where] it sets be[long] to the king.

r 5'5'

[a-di É] i-rab-bu-u-ni šá LUGAL šu-[nu]

r 6'6'

[UN-MEŠ] KUR.KUR gab-bu ARAD-a-nu- šá [LUGAL e-pu-šú]

(r 6) [The people] of all the lands [are] obedient to [the king].

r 7'7'

.SAG-MEŠ .šáziq-[ni-MEŠ ina GIŠ.MI]

(r 7) The eunuchs (and) the bearded court[iers] eat bread [under the king's protection ...]

r 8'8'

[LUGAL] NINDA-ḪI.A e-ku-lu [x x x x]

r 9'9'

[x x]+x-mu ù ina É-MEŠ [x x x]

(r 9) [...] and in the houses [...]

r 10'10'

[x x x]+x ár-ḫiš šá ma x+[x x x x]

(r 10) [...] quickly ... [...]

r 11'11'

[x x x x] ḫi? x+[x x x x x x]

rest broken away

(Rest destroyed)

Adapted from Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere, The Political Correspondence of Esarhaddon (State Archives of Assyria, 16), 2002. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2012, as part of the AHRC-funded research project “Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire: The Correspondence between the King of Assyria and his Magnates in the 8th Century BC” (AH/F016581/1; University College London) directed by Karen Radner. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as