The basic manuscript of this volume was prepared by Professor Hernann Hunger of the University of Vienna. We wish to express our appreciation for his ready and constant co-operation and the competence and skill with which he completed this difficult task.

Our thanks are due to the Trustees of the British Museum, London; the Musée du Louvre, Paris; and the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin for permission to publish illustrative material in their keeping and to their various photographic departments for their prompt and professional service. Again we thank I. L. Finkel of the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities of the British Museum for last-minute collations.

We thank the Olivetti (Finland) Corporation for continuing technical support and the Finnish Ministry of Education for subsidies to help offset the costs of publication, and we express our gratitude to the Academy of Finland for continuing financial support for the Project.

The Project wishes especially to acknowledge the support provided by the University of Helsinki in the form of a substantial grant from its research funds.

Helsinki, May 1992

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting, 'Foreword', Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings, SAA 8. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 1992; online contents: SAAo/SAA08 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 []

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