Esarhaddon 2003

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i 1'1'

[LUGAL KUR -šur].⸢KI

(i 1') [I, Zakūtu/Naqīʾa, (...) wife of Sennacherib, king of the world, king of Assyria], [daug]hter-in-law of [Sarg]on (II), king of the world, king of [Assyria], (i 5′) mother of Es[arh]addon, king of the world (and) king of Assyria; the gods Aššur, [n], Šamaš, Nabû, and Marduk, [Ištar of Ninev]eh, (and) [Ištar of Arbela],

i 2'2'

kal⸣-lat m⸣[MAN?]-⸢GI.NA

i 3'3'

LUGAL kiš-⸢šá⸣-ti

i 4'4'

LUGAL KUR []-⸢šur⸣.KI

i 5'5'

AMA m-[šur]-⸢PAP⸣-

i 6'6'

LUGAL kiš-⸢šá⸣-ti

i 7'7'

LUGAL KUR -šur.⸢KI⸣-ma

i 8'8'

d-šur d30 dUTU

i 9'9'

dAG u dAMAR.UTU

i 10'10'

[d15 šá] NINA⸣.KI

i 11'11'

[d15 šá LÍMMU]-⸢DINGIR⸣.KI

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x x [...] 1

(ii 1') ...[ ... who] flattened [his foes and] fastened lead-ropes on the kings of the [four] quarters

ii 2'2'

is-pu-nu-[ma]

ii 3'3'

LUGAL.MEŠ šá kib-rat LÍMMU

ii 4'4'

id-du-u

ii 5'5'

ṣer-re-e-⸢

ii 6'6'

UN.MEŠ KUR.KUR

(ii 6') He (Esarhaddon) gave to me as my lordly share the inhabitants of conquered lands, foes plundered by his bow. I made them carry hoe (and) basket, and they made bricks.

ii 7'7'

ki-šit-ti

ii 8'8'

na-ki-ri

ii 9'9'

ḫu-bu-ut GIŠ.PAN-šú

ii 10'10'

ša a-na -

ii 11'11'

EN-ú-ti-ia

ii 12'12'

-ru-ka

ii 13'13'

GIŠ.al-lu tup-šik-ku

ii 14'14'

ú-šá-áš-ši-šú-nu-ti-ma

ii 15'15'

il-bi-nu SIG₄

ii 16'16'

qaq-qa-ru pu-ṣe-e

(ii 16') [I ...] a cleared tract of land in the citadel of (the city of) Nineveh, [be]hind the temple of the gods Sîn and Šamaš, [for a] royal [residence of Esarh]addon, my [beloved son, ...] ...

ii 17'17'

ina MURUB₄ URU šá NINA.KI

ii 18'18'

[ku]-⸢tal É d30 u dUTU

ii 19'19'

[ana mu-šab?] LUGAL⸣-u-ti

ii 20'20'

[ša m]-⸢šur-PAP⸣-

ii 21'21'

[DUMU na-ram lìb]-⸢bi⸣-ia

ii 22'22'

[...] x

ii 23'23'

[...] x

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iii 1'1'

[...] x 2

(iii 1') [...] ... [...] I roof[ed it with ...] (and) I installed matching doors of cypress, a gift for my son, in its gates. I built (and) completed that house (and) filled (it) with splendor.

iii 2'2'

[...] x

iii 3'3'

[...] x

iii 4'4'

x [...] x

iii 5'5'

ú-⸢šat-ri⸣-[ṣa UGU-šú]

iii 6'6'

GIŠ.IG.MEŠ GIŠ.⸢ŠUR⸣.MÌN

iii 7'7'

šu-ta-ḫa-a-ti

iii 8'8'

qiš-ti DUMU-ia

iii 9'9'

ú-rat-ta-a .MEŠ-šú

iii 10'10'

É šu-a-tu

iii 11'11'

ar⸣-ṣip ú-šak-lil

iii 12'12'

lu-⸢le-e ú-ma-al-li

iii 13'13'

d-šur dMAŠ.MAŠ

(iii 13') I invited the gods Aššur, Ninurta, Sîn, Šamaš, Adad and Ištar, Nabû and Marduk, (and) the gods who reside in Nineveh inside it and [offered] sumptuous pure offerings before [them].

iii 14'14'

d30 dšá-maš

iii 15'15'

dIŠKUR u d-tar

iii 16'16'

dAG u dAMAR⸣.UTU

iii 17'17'

DINGIR.MEŠ a-ši-bu-ut NINA.KI

iii 18'18'

ina qer-bi-šú

iii 19'19'

aq-re-⸢e-ma

iii 20'20'

UDU.⸢SISKUR.MEŠ taš-ri-iḫ⸣-te

iii 21'21'

eb-bu-ú⸣-[ti]

iii 22'22'

ma?-ḫar?⸣-[šú-un?]

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LUGAL [...]

(iv 1') king [...] over ... [...] whatever ... [...] ... [...] ... [...]

iv 2'2'

UGU x [...]

iv 3'3'

mim-⸢ma x [...]

iv 4'4'

x [...]

iv 5'5'

ru⸣-[...]

iv 6'6'

a-šib x [...]

(iv 6') who resides [...] may [...] endure. The [...] šēdu (and) the safeguarding lamassu took care of its interior and constantly looked after (it).

iv 7'7'

lil-bur [...]

iv 8'8'

dALAD x [...]

iv 9'9'

dLAMMA mu-šal⸣-li-⸢mu

iv 10'10'

⸣-reb-šú ip--du-ma

iv 11'11'

it-ta-ru-ú

iv 12'12'

ka-a-a-an

iv 13'13'

md-šur-ŠEŠ-SUM.NA

(iv 13') I invited Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, my beloved son, inside [it and] estab[lished] ... [...]

iv 14'14'

LUGAL KUR -šur.KI

iv 15'15'

DUMU na-ram lìb-bi-⸢ia

iv 16'16'

ina qer-[bi-šú]

iv 17'17'

aq-re-⸢e⸣-[ma]

iv 18'18'

áš-⸢ta⸣-[kan]

iv 19'19'

x [...]

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v 1'1'

[...]-šu

(v 1') [...] ... [...] I had [...] ... instituted. [I ...] for Esarh[addon, my] be[loved] son, anything of value that a palace requires (and) is befitting kingship.

v 2'2'

x x (x) x-⸢ki

v 3'3'

ú-šá-⸢áš-kin

v 4'4'

mim-ma aq⸣-ru

v 5'5'

ḫi-še-eḫ-⸢ti É.GAL

v 6'6'

si-mat LUGAL-ú-⸢ti

v 7'7'

a-na m-⸢šur⸣-PAP-[]

v 8'8'

DUMU na⸣-[ram lìb-bi-ia]

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1The 2011 print edition of RINAP 4 overlooked this line and, therefore, the line count of this column now differs by one line; ii 2´–22´ = ii 1´–21´ of the old edition.

2Two lines at the beginning of this column were not included in RINAP 4. Therefore, the line count of this column now differs by two lines; iii 3´–22´ = RINAP 4 iii 3´–20´.


Created by Erle Leichty, Jamie Novotny, and the Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP) Project, 2011, 2017. Lemmatized by Jamie Novotny, 2010, and updated by him, 2017, for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-funded OIMEA Project 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 http://oracc.org/rinap/Q003405/.