Laws and Scholarly Tablets

Perhaps the most well-known tablets from the corpus are the Middle Assyrian laws (MAL) and the Palace Edicts (MAPD). These are Assyrian compositions, written in the Assyrian dialect and therefore included here. In addition, there are a number of scholarly tablets written in the Assyrian dialect, including rituals, historical texts, incantations, and hippology. Most tablets derive from the alleged "Tiglathpileser-library" and were found at the Assur temple (M 2 archive), although the idea of a library founded by king Tiglathpileser I is now rejected by most scholars.

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