The Annals of Tiglath-pileser

The Annals of Tiglath-pileser: name of an Assyrian royal inscription, documenting the reign of king Tiglath-pileser III (r.745-722).

After an impasse that had lasted for almost a century, the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (r.745-722) an launched aggressive military policy to the west. One of the sources is the series of Annals, which were found in Nimrud. The following text is a fragment, documenting an unknown year beween 745 and 737; it is known as ANET3 283 and the translation was made by Leo Oppenheim


The Annals of Tiglath-pileser

[] I received tribute from Kuštašpi of Commagene, Rezon of Damascus, Menahem of Samaria, Hiram of Tyre, Sibitti-bi'li of Byblos, Urikki of Qu'e, Pisiris of Karchemiš, I'nil of Hamath, Panammu of Sam'al, Tarhulara of Gurgum, Sulumal of Melitene, Dadili of Kaska, Uassarme of Tabal, Ušhitti of Tuhana, Tuhamma of Ištunda, Urimme of Hubišna, and Zabibe, the queen of Arabi - gold, silver, tin, iron, elephant-hides, ivory, linen garments with multicolored trimmings, blue-dyed wool, purple-dyed wool, ebony-wood, boxwood-wood, whatever was precious enough for a royal treasure; also lambs whose stretched hides were dyed purple, wild birds whose spread-out wings were dyed blue, furthermore horses, mules, large and small cattle, male dromedaries, female dromedaries with their foals.