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BCHP 1, the Alexander Chronicle, obverse. Photo Bert van der Spek.
BCHP 1: Alexander Chronicle (obverse; **)
The Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles are historiographical texts from ancient Mesopotamia. Although they contain references to the earliest times, they deal especially with the second half of the second and the entire first millennium down to the first century BCE. In this table, you can find an overview of all chronicles and the period they refer to. The abbreviations are:
 
ABC A.K. Grayson, Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (1975)
CM Jean-Jacques Glassner, Chroniques Mésopotamiennes (1993) (translated as Mesopotamian Chronicles, 2004)
BCHP I. Finkel & R.J. van der Spek, Babylonian Chronicles of the Hellenistic Period (forthcoming)
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ABC CM BCHP
25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
18 3
Dynastic chronicle                                    







6
Royal chronicle of Lagaš        




















18 38
Weidner chronicle
           

















20 39-41
Early kings chronicle
                 















7
Tummal chronicle


   




















48
Uruk chronicle of the kings of Ur



 




















8
Assyrian Eponym List (2nd millennium)





   
















23 50
Market prices chronicle






                     






21 10
Synchronistic history








                   





22 45
Chronicle P









     












11
Enlil-nirari chronicle










 













12
Arik-den-ili chronicle










   












46
Walker chronicle











   











13
Tukulti-Ninurta chronicle











   











14
Aššur-reša-iši chronicle












 











15
Tiglath-pileser I  chronicle












   









24 47
Eclectic chronicle













     







17 51
Religious chronicle













   









9
Assyrian Eponym List (1st millennium)















   







52
Nabu-šuma-iškun















 







1 16
From Nabu-Nasir to Šamaš-šuma-ukin
















   





1B 17
Period from Nabu-Nasir to Esarhaddon
















   





14 18
Esarhaddon chronicle

















 





15 19
Šamaš-šuma-ukin chronicle

















 





16 20
Akitu chronicle

















 





2 21
Early Years of Nabopolassar chronicle

















 





3 22
Fall of Nineveh chronicle

















 





4 23
Late years of Nabopolassar chronicle


















 




5 24
Early Years of Nebuchadnezzar chronicle


















 




6 25
Third year of Neriglissar chronicle


















 




7 26
Nabonidus chronicle


















 





53
Chronographic document on Nabonidus


















 




9 28
Artaxerxes III chronicle




















 


8 29 1 Alexander chronicle




















 




2 Alexander and Arabia chronicle




















 


10 30 3 Diadochi chronicle




















 




4 Alexander and Artaxerxes




















 


11 32 5 Antiochus I and Sin temple chronicle





















 



6 Ruin of Esagila chronicle





















 

13A 36 7 Antiochus, Bactria, and India chronicle





















 



8 Juniper garden chronicle





















 

12 33 9 End of Seleucus I chronicle





















 

13 34 10 Seleucid Accessions chronicle





















 



11 Invasion of Ptolemy III chronicle





















 

13B 35 12 Seleucus III chronicle





















 



13 Politai chronicle






















 


14 Greek Community chronicle






















 


15 Gold theft chronicle






















 


16 Document on land and tithes






















 

37 17 Judicial chronicle






















 


18 Bagayasha chronicle






















 


19 Chronicle concerning an Arsacid king






















 


20 Euphrates chronicle























 


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Revision: 28 August 2006
 
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