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Black Stone Cylinder (2.113H)
(205 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


This short inscription is engraved on a small, black and white marble cylinder (1.×.1 cm) discovered on the northeast side of the small ziqqurrat in Aššur (i.e., the Anu-Adad temple). The cylinder was brought to Aššur by Shalmaneser as booty from Hazael of Damascus;1 and was perhaps used as a foundation deposit for the city wall.

Black Stone Cylinder (2.113H)


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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “Black Stone Cylinder (2.113H)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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