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  • SAA 10 120

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Scholarly Letter
  • from astrologers

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LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 120. Cow Gives Birth to Lion (CT 54 512) [from astrologers] [via SAAO/SAA10]

Obverse
obeginning broken away

(Beginning destroyed or too fragmentary for translation)

o 1'1'

x⸣+[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 2'2'

x⸣+[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 3'3'

x⸣+[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 4'4'

me [x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 5'5'

[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 6'6'

x⸣+[x x x x x x x x x x x x x]-⸢a

o 7'7'

[x x x x x x x x x x x x]+⸢x-da

o 8'8'

[x x x x x x x x x x x x x]-⸢šú

o 9'9'

[x x x x x x x x x x x x]+⸢x-ḫar?-šú

o 10'10'

[x x x x x x x] ši? x x x x-šú-nu

Bottom
b.e. 11'b.e. 11'

[x x x x x x x] ki⸣-i in-nam-ma-ru

(11) When [...] appeared [...], I said to him: "If you [kill and] eat it, I shall notify the king."

b.e. 12'12'

[x x x x x iq]-⸢ta⸣-ba-áš-šú um-ma ki⸣-i

Reverse
r 1r 1

[x x x x x]-⸢ma ta-ta-kal-ú-šú LUGAL ú-man-di

r 22

[a-du-ú] UR⸣.MAḪ šá ÁB tu-li-du md30—APIN

(r 2) [Now then] Sin-ereš has struck down the lion which the cow gave birth to and eaten it. None of his associates [knows about it]; he has killed the farmer and the scribe, saying: "Maybe [...] will give you on my behalf; [they may] testify for me in the presence of the king."

r 33

[ki-i ú]-kám-me-ru i-ta-kal mam-ma it-ti-šú

r 44

[ul i-di] .ENGAR u .DUB.SAR id-duk um-ma mìn-de-e-⸢ma

r 55

[].⸢KÚR?⸣-ka ina UGU-ia i-nam-dak-ku-nu ina pa-an LUGAL

r 66

x x x⸣-kan-nu-in-ni a-du-⸢ú ARAD⸣-ME šá md30—APIN šá ina IGI.2-šú-nu

(r 6) Now then the servants of Sin-ereš who saw it with their own eyes are standing by; let them testify and speak to the king.

r 77

i-mu-ru ú-šu-uz-zu lu-kin-nu-ma a-na LUGAL liq-⸢bu⸣-[ú]

r 88

dul?⸣-lu lu ⸣.MAŠ.MAŠ šá md30—⸢APIN [x x x x x]

(r 8) [A ri]tual, be it [by] an exorcist of Sin-ereš [......]

r 99

[x x] x [x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

rest broken away

(Break)

Edge
e. 1e. 1

[x x x x x]+⸢x la i-[x x x x x x]

(e. 1) [...] does not [......]

e. 22

[x x x] šá mdAGŠEŠ—⸢KÁM [x x x x x x]

(e. 2) [... o]f Nabû-aha-ereš [......]

e. 33

(blank) mìn-de-e-⸢ma [x x x x x x]

(e. 3) Perhaps [......]


Adapted from Simo Parpola, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (State Archives of Assyria, 10), 1993. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2016, as part of the research programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair in the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich (Karen Radner, Humboldt Professorship 2015). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/saao/P237278/.