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Chronicle P (ABC 22)

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  Chronicle P (ABC 22) is one of the historiographical texts from ancient Babylonia. The first part of it can be read here.

Translation of Column 3

1' [...]
2' N thousand [...]
3' N thousand [...]
4' one thousand piebald horses their gift [...]
5' He [1] seized the spy and brought the knight [...]
6' He set a watch and [...]
7' the return, your path. Silver, gold, precious stones, [...]
8' I brought.
9' I [...] Babylon and Borsippa, upon/over me [...]
10' Hurbatila, king of Elam, wrote to Kurigalzu:
11' "Come! At Dur-Šulgi, I and you,
12' let us do battle together!" Kurigalzu heard [...]
13' He went to conquer Elam and Hurbatila,
14' king of Elam, did battle against him at Dur-Šulgi.
15' Hurbatila retreated before him and Kurigalzu brought about their defeat.
16' He captured the king of Elam. All of Elam [...]
17' Bowing down, Hurbatila, king of Elam, said:
18' "I know, king Kurigalzu, that this [...]
19' with the kings of all lands I have brought the tribute of Elam."
20' He went to conquer Adad-nirari, king of Assyria.
21' He did battle against him at Sugaga, which is on the Tigris, and brought about his defeat.
22' He slaughtered his soldiers and captured his officers.
23' Nazi-maruttaš, son of [...] [2]
24' king of Assyria in [...].
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Translation of Column 4

1' [...]
2' [...] he threw iron bands and [...] [3]
3' [...] Tukulti-Ninurta returned to Babylon and
4' brought [...] near. He destroyed the wall of Babylon and put[5] the Babylonians to the sword.
5' He took out the property of the Esagila and Babylon amid the booty. The statue of the great lord Marduk
6' he removed from his dwelling-place and sent him to Assyria.
7' He put his governors[6] in Karduniaš. For seven years, Tukulti-Ninurta
8' controlled Karduniaš[7]. After the Akkadian officers of Karduniaš had rebelled and
9' put Adad-šuma-ušur on his father's throne,
10' Aššur-nasir-apli, son of that Tukulti-Ninurta who had[9] carried criminal designs against Babylon, and the officers of Assyria rebelled against Tukulti-Ninurta,
11' removed him from the throne, shut him up in Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta and killed him.
12' For sixty[?]-six (until the time of Ninurta-tukulti-Aššur)[4], Bêl stayed in Assyria, in the time of Ninurta-tukulti-Aššur, Bêl
13' went to Babylon.
14' At the time of Enlil-nadin-šumi, the king,[5] Kiden-Hutran, king of Elam, attacked.
15' He went into action against Nippur and scattered its people. Der and Edimgalkalamma
16' he destroyed, carried off its people, drove them away and eliminated the suzerainty of Enlil-nadin-šumi, the king.
17' At the time of Adad-šuma-iddina,[6] Kiten-Hutran returned and attacked Akkad a second time.
18' [...] he destroyed Isin, crossed the Tigris, all of
19' [...] Maradda. A terrible defeat of an extensive people 
20' he brought about. [...] and with oxen [...]
21' [...] he removed to wasteland [...]
22' [...]
23' [...] he dominated [...]
24' Too broken

Note 1:
Probably the Babylonian king Kurigalzu II (1322-1298).

Note 2:
Nazi-maruttaš was king of Babylonia in 1302-1272.

Note 3:
Tikuluta-Ninurta I was king of Assyria from 1233 to 1197. The man he ordered to be chained was, probably, king Kaštiliašu (1222-1215).

Note 4:
In c.1132

Note 5:

Note 6:

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