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Chronicle of Aššur-reš-iši

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The Assyrian supreme god Ashur. From J. Black & A. Green, Gods, demons, and symbols of ancient Mesopotamia (1992).
Aššur (©!!!; from J. Black & A. Green, Gods, demons and
symbols of ancientMesopotamia, 1992)
The Chronicle of Aššur-reš-iši is a fragment of an Assyrian chronicle; the tablet was found in Aššur. It describes the war of king Aššur-reš-iši (1133-1115) against the Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-šumi (1132-1126).

For a very brief introduction to the literary genre of chronicles, go here.  More information can be found in Jean-Jacques Glassner, Mesopotamian Chronicles (Atlanta, 2004), in which this is text CM 14.

Translation

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[...] against them [...] their [...] an alliance [...] the merchants [...] he inflicted a defeat on them.
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[...] conquest. Aššur-reš-iši, king of Assyria, [...] in this fortress [...] the residence of Aššur, his lord, [...] of bronze [...] the towns [...] the majesty of Aššur [...] of his bravery [...] and the lands of Assyria [...] the sides [...].
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[...] the lands [...] the other side [...] he killed. [...] the desert [...] he killed. That year, Aššur-reš-iši, king of Assyria, took his soldiers and his chariots and marched on Arbela. Ninurta-nadin-šumi, the king of Karduniaš, heard of the march of Aššur-reš-iši, king of Assyria. He [recalled?] his troops. The forces and the king of Karduniaš fled [...] with hum [...] he sent [...] against [...]
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