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Assur Archive 16

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Thomas Seidler, Poppy Tushingham Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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In the area of the western outer wall of the prince’s palace in Assur, in lA9II, as well as in other parts of the palace, a library and an archive were found. Assur Archive 16 consists of at least 89 clay tablets, a small prism and two cylinder fragments, as well as an Aramaic docket. The texts date from 708 to 658 BC, with one text dating to the time of Adad-nirari I (1305–1274 BC). The texts mostly consist of incantations, including incantations for protection, against sickness or against an enemy. Other texts include prescriptions against sickness, a portion of the poem of the righteous sufferer, a hemerology, a list of eponyms, historical texts, as well as administrative documents such as a list of cow- and sheep-hides, a letter, a field purchase document, a legal settlement, and the Aramaic docket.

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The library is located in a private house, west of the prince's palace.

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Thomas Seidler, and Poppy Tushingham, 'Assur Archive 16: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 04 June 2023]

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