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By Shigeo Yamada

In different formidable expeditions Shalmaneser III of Assyria (859-824 BC) laid the basis of the following striking army boost to the west of the Neo-Assyrian empire. whereas systematically scrutinizing and examining all money owed of those western campaigns, Shigeo Yamada not just discusses the historiographical difficulties encountered (together with their impression at the jigsaw of 9th century historic close to East history), but in addition bargains new effects, and a historic reconstruction. The ebook comprises an appendix at the re-creation of the Kurkh Monolith, in keeping with the author's collation.

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By Shigeo Yamada

In different formidable expeditions Shalmaneser III of Assyria (859-824 BC) laid the basis of the following striking army boost to the west of the Neo-Assyrian empire. whereas systematically scrutinizing and examining all money owed of those western campaigns, Shigeo Yamada not just discusses the historiographical difficulties encountered (together with their impression at the jigsaw of 9th century historic close to East history), but in addition bargains new effects, and a historic reconstruction. The ebook comprises an appendix at the re-creation of the Kurkh Monolith, in keeping with the author's collation.

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2) with the tablets of the 16 and 20 Years Annals. However, it is unlikely that the tablets from different dates were originally buried together (R. Ellis, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Mesopotamia, p. 101, n. 45). by F. Safar in Sumer 7 (1951), pp. 3-21 and pis. 1-3, with a transliteration and photograph. 30 T h e text includes a continuous annalistic account of the king's campaigns from his accession year to the 20th regnal year. T h e account comes after the opening (invocation of gods, royal name, titles and genealogy) and is followed by the sum total of captives, enemies killed and other booty, and by the building account of the wall of the city Ashur.

8 7 - 9 8 , before the decipherment of the cuneiform. T h e text is one of the latest versions of Shalmaneser Ill's annals, covering the period from the accession year through his 33rd regnal year (= 31st palû). As in the 16 Year Annals (Ann. 5) and 20 Year Annals (Ann. 7), the accession year account, following the opening, is preceded by ina šurrât sarrūtīya sa ina kussê šarrūtīya rabîs ūsibu, and the subsequent years are dated by the formula ina x paleya, with the exception of the fourth regnal year (see below).

21 and 22 These two inscriptions, carved together with two later inscriptions of Shalmaneser (Summ. 7a and 7b) at the so-called Tigris Tunnel, were published by C. Lehmann-Haupt, who also reported the discovery in detail. 61 T h e contents of the two inscriptions are largely parallel, although they are not exact duplicates. The texts mention the engraving of the king's name at the source of the Tigris, which is apparently intended to refer to these very inscriptions. They were probably inscribed during the course of the seventh year campaign (852), in which the king visited the source of the Tigris for the first time.

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