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Records of the Past, 2nd series, Vol. I

ed. by A. H. Sayce


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This is volume one of the second series of Records of the Past, under the editorship of A. H. Sayce. This volume includes two versions of the Creation epic, today known as the Enuma Elish, and several historical texts, including the Babylonian Chronicles, and the hair-raising Inscription of Tiglath-Pileser I.

Title Page
Table of Contents
Hebrew Transliteration
The Assyrian Calendar

The Dynastic Tablets and Chronicles of the Babylonians

No. 1.—Translation of the First Dynastic Tablet from Babylon
No. 2.—Translation of the Second Dynastic Tablet from Babylon
No. 3.—Translation of the Third Dynastic Tablet
No. 4.—Translation of the Babylonian Chronicle
No. 5.—Translation of the Inscription Giving the Assyrian Interpretation of the Names of the Early Babylonian Kings
No. 6.—Translation of the Annals of Sargon of Accad and Naram-Sin

The Inscriptions of Telloh

I. The Inscriptions Of King Ur-Nina
II. Inscription of an Unknown Prince on a Boulder of Stone
III. Inscriptions of Uru-Kagina
IV. Inscription of Entena on a Buttress
V. Inscription of En-Anna-Tumma on a Buttress
VI. Inscriptions of Ur-Bau and his Reign


Sin-Gashid's Endowment of the Temple Ê-Ana
An Erechite's Lament

Inscription of Tiglath-Pileser I, King of Assyria

Column I
Column II
Column III
Column IV
Column V
Column VI
Column VII
Column VIII

The Assyrian Story of the Creation

The First Tablet
Third Tablet
Fourth Tablet
Fifth Tablet
Seventh Tablet


The Babylonian Story of the Creation According to the Tradition of Cutha
Babylonian Lawsuits And Judgments
Inscription of Menuas, King of Ararat, in the Vannic Language
The Ancient Hebrew Inscription of Siloam