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A fragment on Samsuiluna

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The following text is a very small fragment of a Babylonian chronicle that was found in the library of the Assyrian king Aššurbanipal. The text is unintelligible but mentions king Samsuiluna, the successor of the famous king Hammurabi.

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 43.

Translation

1' [...]
2'-8' [...] signs [...] that he poured on my head [...] in anger [...] will be furious at him [...] answered them and [...] made the unpleasant matter go away [...] them, before Nuska and Girra [...].
9'-13' Before Nuska, the sukkalmah, Samsuiluna [...]. He did not attack nor [...] of blood. His dagger did not [...] you, you took wine [...]
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