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Inscription of Narām-sîn: Deification of the King (2.90)
(382 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Old Akkadian Inscriptions


This inscription is preserved on the socle of a statue made of copper, representing a crouching male figure of a laḫmu-Monster with the upper part of the body missing. The statue was found 1975 near Bāṣetkī, a small village on the way from Mossul to Zākhō, during road construction. The text deals with the b…

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Kienast, Burkhart, “Inscription of Narām-sîn: Deification of the King (2.90)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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