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Records of the Past, 2nd series, Vol. I, ed. by A. H. Sayce, [1888], at

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About forty lines lost.

1. [? Ur-Damu. Acc1]

"Man of the goddess Gula."

2. [? Babar-uru. Acc.]

"The Sun-god protects."

3. [Ur- …]la. Acc.

"Man of the Moon-god."

4. [Ur-]Babara. Acc.

"Man of the Sun-god."

5. [Is-ki-]pal. Acc.

"Sweeper away of the hostile country."

6. [Gul-ki-]sar. Acc.

"Destroyer of hosts."

7. A-[dara]-kalama. Acc.

"Son of the god Ea king of the land."

8. A-kur-du-ana. Acc.

"Son of Bel (the mountain) of the treasury of heaven."

9. Lugal-ginna. Acc.

"Established king"(Sargon). 2

10. The queen Azag-Bau. Acc.

"The goddess Bau is holy."


11. These are the kings who after the flood are not described in chronological order.


12. Khammu-ragas. Kas3

"Of a large family."

13. Ammi-didugga. Kas.

"Of an established family."

14. Kur-gal-zu. Kas.

"Be a shepherd."

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15. Simmas-sipak. Kas.

"Offspring of Merodach."

16. Ulam-bur-yas. Kas.

"Offspring of the lord of the world."

17. Nazi-Murudas. Kas.

"The shadow of Uras."

18. Meli-Sipak. Kas.

"Man of Merodach."

19. Burna-bur-yas. Kas.

"Servant [of the lord of the world]."

20. Kara-Urus. Kas.

"Minister of [Bel]."


About thirty-three lines are lost.

1. [an-]khegal. Acc.

"With Merodach is life."

2. [an-]khegal. Acc.

"With Merodach is verdure."

3. Lu-Silig-lu-sar. Acc.

"Man of Merodach."

4. Un-kur-Silig-alim. Acc.

"The lord of the land is Merodach."

5. Gu-sermal-Tutu. Acc.

"The closer of the mouth is Merodach."

6. Sazu-[an]kusvu. Acc.

"Merodach is an over-shadowing god."

7. Sazu-ap-tila-nen-gu. Acc.

"Merodach has declared life to him."

8. Ur-Nin-din-bagga. Acc.

"Man of Gula [the goddess of life and death]."

9. Khumeme. Acc.

"Man of Gula."

10. Dili-khidu. Acc.

"(Man of) the god Papsukal." 1

11. Mu-na-tila. Acc.

"May his name live."

12. Nannak-satu. Acc.

"The Moon-god has begotten."

13. Nannak-agal-duabi. Acc.

"The Moon-god is strong over all."

14. Labar-Nu-dimmud. Acc.

"Servant of Ea [lord of the universe]."

15. Urudu-man-sun. Acc.

"The god Nusku has given."

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16. Kud-ur-Alima. Acc.

"Sweet are the loins of Bel."

17. Dun-aga-ba-khe-til. Acc.

"May Bau vivify her womb."

18. Damu-mu-as-khe-gal. Acc.

"May Gula be one name."

19. Dun-gal-tur-taê. Acc.

"May Bau establish great and small."

20. Tutu-bul-anta-gal. Acc.

"O Merodach as a comrade spare her (?)."

21. Dugga-makh-Sazu. Acc.

"Supreme is the word of Merodach."

22. Khedu-lamma-ra. Acc.

"Pap-sukal is the colossus."

23. Mul-khe-sal. Acc.

"May Bel be exalted."

24. Dimir-Uru-du. Acc.

"The Moon-god as son [of the city Ur]."

25. Dimir-Uruk-du. Acc.

"The god who is the son of [Erech]."

26. Dimir-Erida-du-ru. Acc.

"Ea [as son of Eridu, the creator]."

The next two lines are destroyed.


The first two lines are destroyed.

1. … a-edina. Acc.

"The choir of the goddess Zarpanit."

2. ’Si-ru. Acc.

"Bel has created."

3. Kur-nigin-garra-gurus-nene. Acc.

"Uras is their first-born."

4. Uras-saglitar 1-zae-men. Acc.

"Uras, thou art overseer."

5. Uras-qalzi-nes-kiam-mama. Acc.

"Uras who loves constancy."

6. Mul-lil-ki-bi-gi. Acc.

"Bel of Nipur has returned to his place."

7. Laghlaghghi-Gar. Acc.

"Nebo illuminates."

8. Kur-gal-nin-mu-pada. Acc.

"The great mountain (Bel) records the name."

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9. Aba-Sanabi-dari. Acc.

"Who is like Bel a bridegroom."

10. Aba-Sanabi-diri. Acc.

"Who is like Bel (the lord) of counsel."

11. Es-Guzi-gin-du. Acc.

"The temple of E-Saggil the establishment of the son."

12. Khu-un-zuh. Acc.

"Bel who knows mankind."

13. Nab-sakh-menna. Acc.

"Bel, prosper me."

14. Massu-gal-Babara-gude. Acc.

"What is shorn by Rimmon."

15. Ur-Sanabi. Acc.

"The man of Ea."

16. Lu-Damu. Acc.

"The man of Gula."

17. Tutul-Savul. Acc.

"The Sun-god has mustered."

18. Nin-sakh-gu-nu-tatal. Acc.

"Pap-sukal who changes not (his) command."

19. Agu-sag-algi. Acc.

"The Moon-god has given a son." 1

20. Agu-ba-tila. Acc.

"May the Moon-god vivify what is below him."

21. Larru-ningub-al. Acc.

"O Bel, defend the landmark."

22. Lubar-E-gir-azagga. Acc.

"Servant of Nergal."

23. Bad-Mullilla. Acc.

"Minister of Bel."

24. Nanak-gula. Acc.

"The Moon-god is great."

25. … nu-laragh-danga-su-mu-aldibba. Acc.

"(O Sun-)god, in difficulties and dangers take my hand."

26. [Es-Guzi-]kharsag-men. Acc.

"E-Saggil is our mountain."

More than thirty lines are destroyed here.


1. Ulam-Urus. Kas.

"Offspring of Bel."

2. Meli-Khali. Kas.

"Man of Gula."

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3. Meli-Sumu. Kas.

"Man of the god Suqamuna."

4. Meli-Sibarru. Kas.

"Man of the god Simalia."

5. Meli-Sakh. Kas.

"Man of the Sun-god."

6. Nimgirabi. Kas.

"The merciful."

7. Nimgirabi-Sakh. Kas.

"Merciful is the Sun-god."

8. Nimgirabi-Buryas. Kas.

"Merciful is [Bel the lord of the world]."

9. Kara-Buryas. Kas.

"Servant of [Bel lord of the world]."

10. Kara-Sakh. Kas.

"Servant of the Sun-god."

11. Nazi-Sipak. Kas.

["Shadow of Merodach."]

12. Nazi-Buryas. Kas.

["Shadow of Bel lord] of the world."

The remaining eight lines are lost.


32:1 That is, Accado-Sumerian.

32:2 The name of the king was really Sarganu (perhaps of the same origin as the Biblical Serug), but his Accadian subjects misunderstood it, turning it into Sarru-kinu, "established king," which was written in Sumerian Lugal-ginna.

32:3 That is, Kassite or Kossæan.

33:1 Literally "the messenger of the treasury (of heaven)."

34:1 The correct reading of this word is doubtful.

35:1 The Assyro-Babylonian translation is a paraphrase, as in some other instances. The Accado-Sumerian compound is literally: "The Moon-god has established a head."

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