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Ni-nu-a ni-sad-da-da ina UGU [Sa LUGAL be-Ii is-pur ]-a-'ni ma-a x x x na l rest broken away first (stay) ten days here, [then ...... ] which during [...... ] Labdudu [ ....... " On the 1st of Tishri (VII), [when] the earlier [ ... " They said: "Opposite the city of Ariawate. " 17 d Since I heard these words from the mouth of the Governor, that the river is navigable from Ariawate as far as the Inner City, the gods of the king willing, we shall tow the logs past the risky'places and bring them to Inner City; then we shall see [what] lies ahead and tow them to Nineveh as best as we can.
And [bring] them [over to] this bank ( of the river). Spacing actually implies only one missing sign. 5 Reading a[h-te-tI1 excluded 53 STATE ARCHIVES OF ASSYRIA I LETTERS FROM TAB-SAR-ASSUR 57. ----- 59. Transporting Stone Thresholds CT 53 814 Sm 285 ] 2 3 4 [a-n]a LUGAL EN-i[a ARAD-ka mx x x x] [lu] DI-mu a-rna 1 [LUGAL EN-ia ina UGU x x] [sa] WGAL be-Ii [is-pur-an-ni x x x] [xxx]xx[xxxxxxxx] rest broken away Rev. MEs-ni la-as-[x x x x] [x x x x] kur-ru ak-[ta-ra-ar] [xxxx]xerxl [xxxxx] rest (about 4 lines) destroyed To the king, my lord: [Your servant Tabsar-Assur].
Ina FIG. 22. A portico consisting of /ion column-bases. From a scene shown in the palace of Assurbanipal at Nineveh, built about 645 BC 8M 124938. 62 63 STATE ARCHIVES OF ASSYRIA I LETTERS FROM TAB-SAR-ASSUR 68. Making Doors K 14591 Obv. Rev. ME! ] here [ ...... ] 'of the doors [ ...... ] 5 we are [doing] our work. 2 3 69. [A x x x x] rest broken away (Too broken for translation) l' FIG. 23. b~ats in /rant, and a hill with a stela on top. lftlte architecture and imported trees, that Sargon and other Assynan kmgs delighted m creatmg.