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Assur Archive 53

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Thomas Seidler
Contributors: Poppy Tushingham
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Last modified May 11, 2023 12:43 PM History
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In a private house, south of the Parthian Palace, near the western wall of the New City of Assur, excavators discovered an archive of 52 clay tablets. Of the 34 published tablets, most date to the postcanonical period. The only two exceptions date to 679 and 666 BC. and two tablets are undated. The archive, belonging to Aššur-matu-taqqin, contains purchase documents, loan documents, juridicial settlements, a letter, an adoption document, and others.

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The archive is located in a private house.


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Thomas Seidler, and Poppy Tushingham, 'Assur Archive 53: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 27 September 2023]

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