• SAA 10 001




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


LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 001. Enthroning a Substitute King (ABL 0332) [from astrologers] [via SAAO/SAA10]

o 1o 1

[a-na] .ENGAR be-li-[ni]

(1) [To] the 'farmer,' [our] lord: your [servants] Nabû-zeru-leš[ir], [Ad]ad-šumu-uṣur, Nabû-šumu-[iddina], [Urad]-Ea and Issar-šumu-[ereš]. [Good hea]lth to [our lo]rd!

o 22


o 33

[md]⸢IM⸣—MUPAB mdPAMU—[]

o 44

[mARAD]—dÉ.A m15—MU—[KAM-]

o 55

[lu DI]-mu a-na be⸣-[li-ni]

rest broken away


beginning broken away

o 1'1'

[x x]+⸢x ti* [x x x x x]

o 2'2'

[x x x]-šú x⸣+[x x x x x]

o 3'3'

a-na URU.NINA ni⸣-[il-lak]

(r 3) We [shall go] to Nineveh.

three uninscribed lines

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