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Records of the Past, 2nd Series, Vol. IV , ed. by A.H. Sayce, [1890], at

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1. The palace of Ramman-nirari, the great king, the mighty king,

2. The universal king, 1 King of Assyria, the king whom, as his child, Assur,

3. King of the spirits of heaven (?), 2 appointed, and (with) a kingdom

4. without rival has filled

5. his hand. From the great sea

6. of the rising of the sun to the great

7. sea of the setting of the sun

8. his hand conquered, and has subdued

9. in all entirety. The son of Samsi-Ramman,

10. the great king, the mighty king, the universal king, King of Assyria,

11. the king without rival, the son of Sulman-asarid, 3

12. the king of the four regions, who upon the land of his foes

13. has laid (his) yoke, and has overpowered (them) like a flood.

14. Grandson of Assur-natsir-pal, 4 the manly warrior, is. who made wide the dwellings of the troops.

16. Ramman-nirari, the exalted prince, to whom Assur, Samas,

17. Ramman 5 and Merodach as his helpers

18. have gone, and have extended his country,

19. descendant of Tukulti-Adar (?), 6 King of Assyria,

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20. King of Sumir and Accad,

21. descendant of Sulman-asarid, the mighty king,

22. who enlarged E-kharsak-Kurkurra1

23. the mountain of the lands; descendant

24. of Bel-kap-kapi, a former king,

25. who went before me, belonging to the ancient time of the kingdom

26. of ’Sulili (?), of which from

2 7. old time Assur has proclaimed the report.


88:1 Literally "king of totality."

88:2 Igigi, perhaps literally "the strong ones," from agâgu.

88:3 Shalmaneser II, B.C. 859–824.

88:4 B.C. 884–859.

88:5 Or Rimmon, the Air-god.

88:6 Or Tiglath-Urns, B.C. 890–884.

89:1 E-kharsak-Kurkurra is here the name of a temple, but it had also, and originally, a cosmical meaning as applied to the world-mountain—that is, to the world conceived as a mountain. And the idea of a world-mountain seems to have passed into that of a mountain in the world, or on the earth, which, as the abode of the gods, recalls the Indian Meru. See Jensen, Kosmologie der Babylonier, pp. 201–205.

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