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Kalhu Archive 15

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Thomas Seidler
Contributors: Jamie Novotny
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Last modified Oct 10, 2022 09:31 AM History
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British excavators found fragments of at least eight or nine large clay tablets in the Throne Room of the Nabû Temple (Ezida). These now-fragmentarily-preserved tablets, all of which date to 672 BC, contain copies of treaties that seventh-century-BC Assyrian king Esarhaddon (r. 680–669 BC) made with several Median client rulers. These ‘covenant’ documents — which are often referred to as “Esarhaddon’s Succession Treaty” or “Esarhaddon’s Vassal Treaty” — were written up to ensure loyalty to Ashurbanipal, Esarhaddon’s fourth eldest son, when he ascended the Assyrian throne upon the death of his father.

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Thomas Seidler, and Jamie Novotny, 'Kalhu Archive 15: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 24 June 2024]

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