Some Mesopotamian texts come very close to later travel accounts. An Old Babylonian text describes in detail a 38-day journey from Babylonian Dūr-Apil-Sîn to North Syrian Emar , two Old Babylonian tablets a journey of more than 6 months from Babylonian Larsa to North Syria and back . The Neo-Assyrian ‘Zamua Itinerary’  includes the description of a 4-day trip through the Zagrus mountains indicating exact travel distances.
Especially Neo-Assyrian reports of military campaigns …
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