CM 43 (A fragment of Samsuiluna)

Chroniques Mésopotamiennes 43 (CM 43) is a fragment of a larger chronicle dealing with Babylonian king Samsuiluna (r.1750-1712), the successor of Hammurabi.

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 unintelligible 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 43.


Translation

[1'] [...]

[2'-8'] [...] signs [...] that he poured on my head [...] in anger [...] will be furious at him [...] answered them and [...] made the unpleasant matter go away [...] them, before Nuska and Girra [...].

[9'-13'] Before Nuska, the sukkalmah, Samsuiluna [...]. He did not attack nor [...] of blood. His dagger did not [...] you, you took wine [...]

[Broken off]