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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 unintelligeble 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 44.


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[...] for [...] Samsuiluna [...] was given you [...] If a favor was granted [...]
Broken off
Assyrian and
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