Shalmaneser III 004

o 1o 1

da-šur EN GAL-ú [...]

(1) God Aššur, great lord, [king of all the great gods]; god Anu, king of the Igīgū and Anunnakū gods, lord of the lands; god Enlil, father of [the gods, who decrees destinies], who devises the designs of [heaven (and) underworld]; (5) god Ea, wise one, king of the apsû, [creator of] clever devices; god Sîn, light [of heaven (and) underworld], the noble one; god Šamaš, [judge of the (four) quarters, who leads aright] all humankind; [goddess Ištar, mistress of war and battle], whose game [is fighting; the great gods, who love] (10) my sovereignty, [who] have made great [my dominion, power, and leadership, (who) have richly established for me my honorable name (and) my lofty command] over [all lords];

o 22

da-nu MAN dNUN.GAL.MEŠ u da-nun-na-ki

o 33

EN KUR.KUR.MEŠ dBAD a-bu [...]

o 44

mu-ṣir e-ṣu-rat [...]

o 55

dé-a er-šu MAN ZU.AB [...]

o 66

nik-la-te d30 na-[nàr ...]

o 77

de-tel-lu dšá-maš [...]

o 88

gim-ri te--[še-te ...]

o 99

šá me-lul-ta-šá [...]

o 1010

MAN-ti-ia [...]

o 1111

ú-šar-bu-ú [...]

o 1212

UGU [...]

o 1313


(13) [Shalmaneser, king of all people, prince, vice-regent of Aššur, strong king, king of Assyria], king of all the four quarters, [sun(god) of all people], (15) ruler of all [lands, the king (who is the) desired object of the gods], chosen of the god Enlil, [trustworthy] appointee [of Aššur], attentive [prince], who has seen [remote] and rugged regions, who has [trodden upon the] mountain [peaks] in all the highlands, receiver [of booty] (20) and tax from all [the (four) quarters], who opens paths [above and below], at whose [strong] attack [for combat the (four) quarters] are distressed[...]

o 1414

MAN kul-lat kib-[rat ...]

o 1515

mur-te-du-ú ka-[liš ...]

o 1616

ni-šit-e-ni dBAD GÌR.[NÍTA ...]

o 1717

na-a-du a-me-ru [...]

o 1818

u šap-šá-qi mu-[kab-is ...]

o 1919

šá KUR-e ka-[liš] ḫur-šá-a-ni ma-[ḫír ...]

o 2020

u i-gi-se-e šá -[ši-na ...]

o 2121

mu-pat-tu-ú ṭu-da-[ti ...]

o 2222

šá a-na ti-[ib ...]

o 2323

ul-ta-nap-šá-qa [...]

l.e. 1l.e. 1

a-na GÌR.II.MEŠ-[šú]

(l.e. 1) [son of Ashurnasirpal (II), appointee of the god Enlil, vice-regent of Aššur, whose priesthood was pleasing to the gods and (who)] subdued [all lands] at his feet, pure offspring of Tukultī-Ninurta (II), (L.E. 5) who slew all his enemies and annihilated (them) like a flood:

l.e. 22


l.e. 33

nab-ni- -

l.e. 44

šá GIŠ.tukul-ti-d[MAŠ]

l.e. 55

šá kul-lat

l.e. 66


l.e. 77


l.e. 88


l.e. 99


l.e. 1010

ka-šid TA tam-di

(l.e. 10) Conqueror from the sea of the land Nairi to the western sea; he conquered.

l.e. 1111


l.e. 1212

a-di A.AB.BA

l.e. 1313

šá SILIM dšam-še

l.e. 1414

ŠU ik-šú-du

l.e. 1515


(l.e. 15) When he had filled the wide plain

l.e. 1616


l.e. 1717


Based on A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC II (858-745 BC) (RIMA 3), Toronto, 1996. Adapted by Jamie Novotny (2016) and lemmatized and updated by Nathan Morello (2016) for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), a corpus-building initiative funded by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East) and based at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as