Foundation Inscription of Adad-nirari I

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 11 September 2019
Foundation Inscription of Adad-nirari I

During the renovation work of the temple of Ishtar, the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I (r. 1243–1207 BCE) found a stone tablet among the foundations with an inscription by his grandfather Adad-nirari I (1295–1264 BCE). On the inscription, the latter proudly relates how he restored the temple. The account ends with a curse: "May the gods punish anyone who alters the wording".

From the main temple of Ishtar at Assur, Iraq. Middle Assyrian period, c. 1295-1263 BCE. (The Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany).


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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