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Fragment from a chronicle on the kings of the Sealand

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  The following text is a very small fragment of a Babylonian chronicle. The tablet deals with the history of the Sealand, and appears to have been written in the Hellenistic age, in Babylon.

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 42.


1' [...] the decree
2' [...] the chapels of Sin, Šamaš, and Adad [...]
3' [...] who gives the scepter, the throne and the mantle
4' [...] his work, according to the decision of the great gods.
5' [...] during the reign of Apil-Adad he governed the Sealand
6' [...] he lifted up and the reign of Apil-Adad [...] in the Sealand
7' [...] whom Marduk cursed, up to the Sealand and [...] of the Sealand
8' [...] he assigned forced labor to Babylon, because of the throne [...]
9' placed in the Ekur he told, he told the inhabitants 
10' of Babylon, in the plain [...]
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