Chronicle of Arik-den-ili

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The Chronicle of Arik-denili is a fragment of an Assyrian chronicle; the tablet was found in Aššur. It describes the wars of king Arik-den-ili (1308-1296) against an enemy that cannot be identified.

Translation

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1-8 […] from the city of […] to […], a hundred head of sheep and goats and a hundred heads of their cattle […] he brought to Aššur. At this time […] seven thousand baskets, by their order, before […]. He made a large battering ram. Arik-den-ili, […] his gift to Ištar (Inanna) […] he offered […].

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9-17 […] proud, Arik-den-ili […] the crop of Esini […] he carried away and Esini […] thirty-three chariots of […] he killed with […]. Arik-den-ili […] in […] he loaded on his chariots. The chariots […] he […] Arnuna of Nigimhi, the fortress of the country of […] He surrounded Esini in Arnuna, destroyed its gateway […]. Arik-den-ili scattered […] and all took an oath before Arik-den-ili.

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18 […] the price of grain was fixed at one mina. Arik-den-ili

19-26 […]turiha, Habaruha, which […] for […] Kutila, he turned away their troops […] he […] of Tarbisu, Kudina […] he gave them up. Kutila […]. At this time, with ninety of his chariots, he crossed the lower […]. He killed six hundred men of Hi[…] with […]. Remaku […] he killed as punishment against Nagabbilhi.

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27 […] famine; the price of grain was fixed at two minas […]

28-34 of Halahhu, forever […] he plundered. He killed 254,000 men. He inflicted a defeat on them. He led away their shackled prisoners and brought them to Aššur. At this time, one hundred […] he rose up. Asini […] to […]
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