Broadly speaking, the edition of the texts presented here was done by Simo Parpola, and the introduction to the texts was prepared by Andreas Fuchs. The specific contributions of these two individuals, and of others, are set forth in the Preface.

This volume brings to completion the publication of the Assyrian language correspondence of Sargon II found at Nineveh. The other parts of this correspondence are to be found in SAA 1 and SAA 5.

The Project expresses its thanks to the Trustees of the British Museum for permission to publish texts and illustrative material in their custody, and to the staff of the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities of the British Museum for their wholehearted and enthusiastic cooperation. We also express our gratitude to the Musée du Louvre and the département des Antiquités orientales for permission to use AO 19887 on the cover of the volume.

We are grateful to the University of Helsinki for continued financial support for the State Archives of Assyria Project and for the recognition granted to the Project through the University's Centres of Excellence program.

Helsinki, February 2001

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting, 'Foreword', The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces, SAA 15. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 2001; online contents: SAAo/SAA15 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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