The Nimrud Letters, 1952: Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud V [Hardback]

H. W. F. Saggs(Author)

ISBN: 9780903472203 | Published by: British Institute for the Study of Iraq | Year of Publication: 2001 | Language: English 64 b/w plates
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The Nimrud Letters, 1952


In 1952 in one wing of the North-West Palace at Nimrud, ancient Kalhu, Max Mallowan excavated an archive room containing royal correspondence from the reigns of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II of Assyria. Subjects include Assyrian military activity in Babylonia and on the northern frontier, royal building projects, events on the Phoenician seaboard, and relations with King Midas of Phrygia. Some texts were published in Iraq between 1955 and 1974; the majority have remained unpublished until now. Two hundred and forty-three texts are published here; most are in New Assyrian script and the remainder in New Babylonian. Chapters divide the tablets into the geographical areas they are concerned with. The texts are presented with transliterations, translation and notes. Plates at the end of the book give facsimiles of the tablets.

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"Henry Saggs is owed a huge a mount of gratitude for bringing this monumental task to completion, at the same time fulfilling the responsibilty of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq in publishing its findings at Nimrud'"
Robert D. Biggs
Journal of Near Eastern Studies (April 2006)

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