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The Aššur “Charter” (2.118C)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


The text (K. 1349) is inscribed on a fragmentary tablet 6.9 cm x 12.0 cm and describes the restoration of privileges1 to the city of Aššur. The fragment offers a brief but clear representation of the internal political situation of Assyria during Sargon II’s ascent to the throne. It appears that the text was written only a few years2 after Sargon came to power sinc…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Aššur “Charter” (2.118C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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