Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire
Letter


DESCRIPTION

Language: Akkadian
Medium: clay tablet
Length: lines of writing
Genre: Letter
Sender:
Recipient:
Approx. Date of Letter: BCE
Place of Discovery: Kouyunjik, Iraq
(ancient)
Date of Discovery: c. 1900
Discoverer:
Current Location: British Museum
Inventory Number: Harper K.
Tablet Number: RCAE 716
Harper ()




TEXT
TRANSLITERATION
(from Waterman 1930:)
TRANSLATION
(adapted from Waterman 1930:)
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SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Albright, W. F. "Akkadian Letters." In Ancient Near Eastern Text Relating to the Old Testament, 482-90. 3rd ed. Ed. J. A. Pritchard. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1969.
Oppenheim, A. Leo. Letters from Mesopotamia. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1967.
Waterman, Leroy. Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire: Translated into English, with a Transliteration of the Text and Commentary. University of Michigan Studies. Humanistic Series 17. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1930.


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