• SAA 05 084




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nineveh
  • Administrative Letter


SAA 05, 084; Deller Zagros, 117

SAA 05 084. The Mannean King Raids Urarṭian Cities (ABL 0381)

o 1o 1

a-na LUGAL EN-ia

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Aššur-reṣuwa. Good health to the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD-ka m-šurre-ṣu-u-a

o 33

lu-u šul-mu a-na LUGAL EN-ía

o 44 i-na ŠÀ URU-MEŠ-ni

(4) The Mannean has attacked the Urarṭian cities in the district along the lake shore but has left and gone up (the mountains).

o 55

ša KUR.URI-a.a

o 66

ina-gi-e ša šid-di

o 77

ti-amat i-zu-qu-pu

o 88

i-ti-ši e-te-li

o 99

ma-ba*-lu-qu-nu v.EN.NAM

(9) Abaluqunu, the governor of Muṣaṣir, and Ṭunbaun, the governor of Kar-sipar[ri], have gone to the Mannean border, to guard (it).

o 1010


o 1111

mṭu-un-ba*-un v.EN.NAM

o 1212

ša URU⸣.kar-si-par-[ri]

r 1r 1

i-na UGU ta-ḫu-⸢me

r 22

ša i-tal-ku

r 33

a-na ma-ṣar-te

r 44


(r 4) The Urarṭian is in Ṭuruṣpâ, making his sacrifices. All the governors are with him.

r 55

i-na URU.ṭu-ru--pa-a šu-u

r 66

UDU.SISKUR-MEŠ-šú e-pa-áš

r 77

v.EN.NAM-MEŠ gab-bu

r 88

ipa-ni-šú šu-nu

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