Babylonian and Assyrian Literature eBook

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and took the city of Sherisha their stronghold.  Their fighting men, in the middle of the forests, like wild beasts, I smote.  Their carcasses filled the Tigris, and the tops of the mountains.  At this time the troops of the Akhe,[4] who came to the deliverance and assistance of Comukha, together with the troops of Comukha, like chaff I scattered.  The carcasses of their fighting men I piled up like heaps on the tops of the mountains.  The bodies of their warriors, the roaring[5] waters carried down to the Tigris.  Kili Teru son of Kali Teru, son of Zarupin Zihusun, their King,[6] in the course of their fighting fell into my power.  His wives and his children, the delight of his heart I dispossessed him of.  One hundred and eighty[7] iron vessels and 5 trays of copper, together with the gods of the people in gold and silver, and their beds and furniture I brought away.  Their movables and their wealth I plundered.  This city and its palace I burnt with fire, I destroyed and ruined.

[Footnote 1:  Dummuk. (Dr. Oppert.)]

[Footnote 2:  Sharisha. (Fox Talbot.) Siris. (Dr. Hincks.)]

[Footnote 3:  Bridge. (Fox Talbot.)]

[Footnote 4:  Aliens. (Dr. Hincks.)]

[Footnote 5:  Nami River. (Fox Talbot.) Blood River. (Dr. Hincks.)]

[Footnote 6:  Tirikali fil Tirikali. (Fox Talbot.) Kiliantiru eldest son of Campineiyusan, (Dr. Hincks.)]

[Footnote 7:  Literally, “three sixties.”]


The city of Urrakluiras their stronghold which was in the country of Panari, I went toward.  The exceeding fear of the power of Ashur, my Lord, overwhelmed them.  To save their lives they took their gods, and fled like birds to the tops of the lofty mountains.  I collected my chariots and warriors, and crossed the Tigris. Shedi Teru[1] the son of Khasutkh[2] King of Urrakluiras on my arriving in his country submitted to my yoke.  His sons, the delight of his heart, and his favorites, I condemned to the service of the gods:  60 vessels of iron; trays[3] and bars of copper ...[4] with 120 cattle, and flocks he brought as tribute and offerings.  I accepted (them) and spared him.  I gave him his life, but imposed upon him the yoke of my empire heavily forever.  The wide spreading country of Comukha I entirely conquered, and subjected to my yoke.  At this time one tray of copper and one bar of copper from among the service offerings and tribute of Comukha I dedicated to Ashur my Lord, and 60 iron vessels with their gods I offered to my guardian god, Vul.[5]

[Footnote 1:  Sadiyantim. (Dr. Hincks.) Tiri-dates. (Fox Talbot.)]

[Footnote 2:  Kuthakin. (Fox Talbot.) Kha-thukhi. (Dr. Hincks.)]

[Footnote 3:  “Nirmah mamkhar.” (Dr. Hincks.)]

[Footnote 4:  Lacuna.]

[Footnote 5:  “Yem.” (Fox Talbot.)]


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