The British Institute for the Study of Iraq
(Gertrude Bell Memorial)
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Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud
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The Nimrud Wine Lists
Format: Hardback xv, 167p ; 29cm.
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-00-5. ISBN-10: 0-903472-00-7
The Governor’s Palace Archive
Format: 283 pp., 98 plates of cuneiform and photos, hardback
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-01-2. ISBN-10: 0-903472-01-5
The Tablets from Fort Shalmaneser
Format: xii + 289 pp, 40 plates, hardback
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-08-2. ISBN-10: 0-903472-08-2
Notes: Out of print.
Literary Texts from the Temple of Nabû
Format: x + 62 pp., 157 plates, hardback
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
Format: xii + 307 pp., 64 plates, hardback
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-903472-20-3; ISBN-10: 0-903472-20-1
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 Some texts were published in Iraq between 1955 and 1974; the majority have remained unpublished until now.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.