CM 13 (Chronicle of Tukulti-Ninurta I)

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 (r.1234-1197) and the Babylonian ruler Kaštiliašu IV (r.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 ...


 

[9'] In the month of Ululu, the sixteenth day ...