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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 283 pages of information about Babylonian and Assyrian Literature.
their lives they took to the stony heights of the mountains, an inaccessible region:  to the recesses of the deep forests and the peaks of the difficult mountains which had never been trodden by the feet of men, I ascended after them:  they fought with me; I defeated them:  the ranks of their warriors on the tops of the mountains fell like rain:  their carcasses filled the ravines and the high places of the mountains:  their movables, their wealth, and their valuables I carried off from the stony heights of the mountains.  I subdued the country of Comukha throughout its whole extent, and I attached it to the frontiers of my own territory.

XII

Tiglath Pileser, the powerful king, the vanquisher of the disobedient, he who has swept the face of the earth.

XIII

In profound reverence to Ashur my Lord, to the country of Kharia, and the far-spreading tribes of the Akhe, deep forests, which no former King (of Assyria) had ever reached, the Lord Ashur invited me to proceed.  My chariots and forces I assembled, and I went to an inaccessible region beyond the countries of Itni and Aya.  As the steep mountains stood up like metal posts, and were impracticable to the passage of my chariots, I placed my chariots in wagons, and (thus) I traversed the difficult ranges of hills.  All the lands of the Akhe and their wide-spreading tribes having assembled, arose to do battle in the country of Azutapis.  In an inaccessible region I fought with them and defeated them.  The ranks of their (slain) warriors on the peaks of the mountains were piled up in heaps; the carcasses of their warriors filled the ravines and high places of the mountains.  To the cities which were placed on the tops of the mountains I penetrated victoriously:  27 cities of Kharia, which were situated in the districts of Aya, Suira, Itni, Shetzu, Shelgu, Arzanibru, Varutsu, and Anitku, I took; their movables, their wealth, and their valuables I plundered; their cities I burnt with fire, I destroyed and overthrew.

XIV

The people of Adavas feared to engage in battle with me; they left their habitations, and fled like birds to the peaks of the lofty mountains.  The terror of Ashur my Lord overwhelmed them; they came and submitted to my yoke; I imposed on them tribute and offerings.

XV

The countries of Tsaravas and Ammavas, which from the olden time had never submitted, I swept like heaps of stubble; with their forces in the country of Aruma I fought, and I defeated them.  The ranks of their fighting men I levelled like grass.  I bore away their gods; their movables, their wealth, and their valuables I carried off.  Their cities I burnt with fire, I destroyed and overthrew, and converted into heaps and mounds.  The heavy yoke of my empire I imposed on them.  I attached them to the worship of Ashur my Lord.

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