Monday, June 9, 2014

Open Access Monograph Series: Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud

Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud

The Nimrud Wine Lists

The Nimrud Wine Lists
Author: J.V. Kinnier Wilson
Volume: I
Year: 1972
Format: Hardback xv, 167p ; 29cm.
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-00-5. ISBN-10: 0-903472-00-7
Price: £9.95

The Governor’s Palace Archive

The Governor’s Palace Archive
Author: J.N. Postgate
Volume: II
Year: 1973
Format: 283 pp., 98 plates of cuneiform and photos, hardback
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-01-2. ISBN-10: 0-903472-01-5
Price: £9.95

The Tablets from Fort Shalmaneser

Front cover of CTN 3
Author: S. Dalley & J.N. Postgate
Volume: III
Year: 1984
Format: xii + 289 pp, 40 plates, hardback
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-08-2. ISBN-10: 0-903472-08-2
Price: £30
Notes: Out of print.

Literary Texts from the Temple of Nabû

Front cover of CTN 4
Author: D.J. Wiseman & J.A. Black
Volume: IV
Year: 1996
Format: x + 62 pp., 157 plates, hardback
ISBN: 9780903472159
Price: £24.95
Notes: The library of Nimrud, probably established in 798 BC, was a prestigious royal foundation whose scribes had contacts all over the East, particularly with Nineveh. The 259 cuneiform tablets and fragments which constituted the library mainly described magical and medical rituals, prayers and instructions for training scribes. All the epigraphic finds from Sir Max Mallowan's excavations of 1955-7 are described in this volume, with additional material from the Iraq Archaeological Service's excavations of 1985

The Nimrud Letters, 1952

Front cover of CTN 5

Author: H.W.F. Saggs

Volume: VI

Year: 2001

Format: xii + 307 pp., 64 plates, hardback

ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-20-3; ISBN-10: 0-903472-20-1

Price: £40.00

Notes: In 1952 in one wing of the North-West Palace at Nimrud, ancient Kalhu, Max Mallowan excavated an archive room containing royal correspondence from the reigns of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II of Assyria. Subjects include Assyrian military activity in Babylonia and on the northern frontier, royal building projects, events on the Phoenician seaboard, and relations with King Midas of Phrygia. Some texts were published in Iraq between 1955 and 1974; the majority have remained unpublished until now. Two hundred and forty-three texts are published here; most are in New Assyrian script and the remainder in New Babylonian. Chapters divide the tablets into the geographical areas they are concerned with. The texts are presented with transliterations, translation and notes. Plates at the end of the book give facsimiles of the tablets.

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