• SAA 10 320




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


LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 320. Give Me a Month’s Leave, Please (ABL 0109) [from physicians] [via SAAO/SAA10]

o 1o 1

a-na LUGAL EN-ia

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Urad-Nanaya: The very best of health to the king, my lord! May Ninurta and Gula give happiness and physical well-being to the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD-ka mARADdna-na-a

o 33

lu šul-mu addan-niš addan-niš

o 44

a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 55

dMAŠ u dgu-la DÙG-ub lib-bi

o 66


o 77

lid-di-nu šul-mu addan-niš

(7) Aššur-mukin-palu'a is doing very well. The king should not be afraid of this fever which has two or three times seized him; his pulse is normal and sound; he is well.

o 88

a-na m-šurmu-kinBALA-u-a

o 99

ḫu-un*-ṭu* an-⸢ni*⸣-u* ša* 02*-šú* 03*-šú

o 1010

iṣ*⸣-bat-ú*-šú*-ni* LUGAL*

o 1111

la i*-pa-làḫ sa-[kik]-ku*-šú

o 1212

DI ta*⸣-ri*-⸢iṣ* šul*-mu* šu*-ú

o 1313

šul-mu a-na la*-ku-ú

(13) The baby, the crown prince and [all] the children [of the king, my lord] are (likewise) doing well.

o 1414

a*-⸢na* DUMU*MAN* a*-na* DUMU*-MEŠ*

b.e. 15b.e. 15

[LUGAL EN-ia gab-bu]

r 1r 1

ina UGU bu-ul-[ṭi]

(r 1) Concerning the cure of the teeth about which the king wrote to me, I will (now) begin with it; there are a great number of remedies for (aching) teeth.

r 22

ša šin-ni ša LUGAL

r 33

-pur-an-ni re-e-šú

r 44

a-na-áš-ši ma--du

r 55

bu-ul-ṭi ša šin-ni

r 66

ša LUGAL be- -pur-an-ni

(r 6) As to what the king, my lord, wrote to me: "Is it (true that) you have been concerned about yourself?"

r 77

ma-a i-ba-áš-ši-i

r 88

TAv ra-me-ni-ka

r 99

ta-di-li-bi imma-te

(r 9) when am I ever free? I take care of Aššur-mukin-paleya; and as soon as I saw him healthy (again), I came for the health of the king.

r 1010

a-ri-qa pa-an

r 1111


r 1212

a-na-ku a-du šu-la*-an-šú

r 1313

a-mur-u-ni a-na šul-me

r 1414

ša LUGAL at-tal-ka

r.e. 15r.e. 15

ú-ma-a LUGAL be-

(r.e. 15) Now, O king, my lord, I should be released for a full month! I must do something otherwise I shall die.

r.e. 1616

ITI UD-me lu-ra*-mu-ni

e. 1e. 1

dul-lu me-me-ni le-pu- ú-la-a

e. 22


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