SAA 01 070. Work on Ziggurats (ABL 0107)

o 1o 1

[a-na] LUGAL* be--ia

(1) [To the king], my lord: [your servant Ṭab]-šar-Aššur: Good health to the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD⸣-ka mDÙG*⸣—IM-šur

o 33

lu DI-mu a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 44

ša LUGAL be- -pur-an-ni ma-a

(4) As to what the king, my lord, wrote to me: "Why are the names of the city lords of the cities not built high?"

o 55


o 66

a-ta-a la za-qu-ru LUGAL be-

(6) The king, my lord, knows that our previous campaign which we directed to Mannea (and) Media [... is depicted] o[n the walls of] the Ol[d] Palace. We have in[spected ......]

o 77

ú-da ḫu-li-ni pa⸣-ni-ú

o 88

ša a-na⸢a.a* a-na mad-a.a

o 99

ni⸣-il-lik-u-ni ina [É.SIG₄-MEŠ?]

o 1010

[ša] É.GAL la-bir-[te x x x x]

o 1111

[x x] -e-ta-⸢x⸣+[x x x x]

rest broken away


rbeginning broken away

r 1'1'

[x x]+⸢x lu .-x⸣+[x x x x]

r 2'2'

MU⸣-MEŠ LUGAL-MEŠ .⸢x⸣+[x x x x]

(r 2) [the na]mes of the kings and [...] officials

r 3'3'

pi⸣-tu-a-te ina IGI [x x x x]

(r 3) [di]adems in fr[ont of ...]

r 4'4'

MU⸣-MEŠ-šú-nu ga-mu*-ru*

(r 4) their [na]mes [are compl]eted

r 5'5'

[x x]+⸢x a-ni-⸢ni TAv ŠÀ

(r 5) we [......] from [...]huha to Dur-Šarruken. This [...] has been made ......

r 6'6'

[x x x]+⸢x⸣-ḫu-⸢ḫa a-na URU.BÀDMANGIN

r 7'7'

[x x x x x] an-ni-tu ep-ša-at

r 8'8'

[x x x x x]+⸢x⸣-pa-ḫu-ni

r 9'9'

[x x x x x]+⸢x i-ṣa-bat-su

r 10'10'

[x x x x x]+⸢x⸣-at

(Rest too broken for translation)

Adapted from Simo Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria, 1), 1987. 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