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Chronicle of Tukulti-Ninurta I

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  The Chronicle of Tukulti-Ninurta I is a very small fragment of an Assyrian chronicle; the tablet was found in Aššur. It describes the war between the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I (1234-1197) and the Babylonian ruler Kaštiliašu IV (1233-1225), which culminated in the capture of 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 13.

Translation

(...)
1' [...] 
2' Tukulti-Ninurta, king of all, powerful king, king of Assyria,
3' prince, lord of all [...]
4' [...] took Karduniaš. [...]
5' brought into Libbi-ali [...]
6'-7' Kaštiliašu, king of Karduniaš, marched on [...]
8' for evil. Kaštiliašu [...]
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9' In the month of Ululu, the sixteenth day [...]
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