• SAA 05 131




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nineveh
  • Administrative Letter


SAA 05, 131

SAA 05 131. An Attack on Urarṭian Border Forts (CT 53 454)

obeginning broken away

(Beginning destroyed)

o 1'1'

[x x x] URU⸣.bi-ra-ti ša KUR.⸢URI⸣-[a.a]

(1) [The Mannean] has atta[cked] the forts of the [king of] Urarṭu [which are situated on] his border, and let [his troops] occupy the forts.

o 2'2'

[ša ina UGU] ta-ḫu-mi-šú i-zu-⸢qu⸣-[pu]

o 3'3'

[ERIM-MEŠ-šú ina] URU⸣.bi-ra-ti ú-se-⸢li

o 4'4'

[v.tur]-⸢ta⸣-nu ša KUR.URI-a.a a-di [e-mu-qi-šú]

(4) [The] Urarṭian [commander]-in-chief has gone [to he]lp with [his troops ...]

o 5'5'

[a-na a].⸢a⸣-li it-ta-lak [x x x]

o 6'6'

[x x x x x] ina na-gi-⸢e ša [x x x]

(6) [...] in the district of [......]

rest broken away

(Rest destroyed)


Adapted from Giovanni B. Lanfranchi and Simo Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria, 5), 1990. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2009-11, 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