Middle Assyrian Texts from Assur at the Eski Şark Eserleri Müzesi in Istanbul
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The volume contains autographs of 131 Middle Assyrian documents dating from the time of Enlil-nērārī (1327–1318), Adad-nērārī (1305–1274), Salmanassar I (1273–1244), Tukultī-Ninurta I (1243–1207), Aššur-rēšī-iši (1132–1115 BC), and Tiglat-Pileser (1114–1076). They are presented together with an extensive catalog on the content of the texts and indexes of geographical names, names of gods and persons, as well as a list of the annual eponyms mentioned in the documents.
The texts are mainly administrative documents related to the palace. They concern deliveries of and to the palace or contracts for work and services. As responsible officials, Aplīja, major domus (abarakku rabi’u) of the royal palace in Assur, and Samnuḫa-ašarēd, also major domus, played an essential role. Aplīja, Samnuḫa-ašarēd and other high officials are mentioned in other archives as well. Therefore, the documents published here complete our information on the royal palace administration.