A City from the Dawn of History: Erbil in the Cuneiform by John MacGinnis PDF

By John MacGinnis

ISBN-10: 178297797X

ISBN-13: 9781782977971

The urban of Erbil, which now claims to be one of many oldest regularly inhabited towns on the earth, lies at the wealthy alluvial plains on the foot of the piedmont of the Zagros mountains in a strategic place which from the earliest instances made it a normal gateway among Iran and Mesopotamia. in the context of historical Mesopotamian civilisation there will be without doubt that it'll were probably the most very important city centres. but whereas the fort of Erbil is with out query a website of outstanding curiosity, archaeologically the mound has till lately remained nearly untouched. however wealthy documentation permits us to appreciate the context within which town grew and flourished. This paintings is devoted to the cuneiform resources. jointly those contain hundreds of thousands of files stretching from the past due 3rd millennium to the mid first millennium BC. the first actual references, in administrative records from the records of the royal palace at Ebla, date to ca. 2300 BC. within the eras that persist with texts written in Sumerian after which Akkadian attest to the city's sessions of independence alternating with its incorporation within the Ur III, Assyrian and Babylonian empires. From the Achaemenid interval, whereas the Elamite texts from Persepolis are regularly unpublished, Erbil does look either within the well-known inscription of Darius I at Behistun and within the celebrated Passport of Nehtihur, an Aramaic rfile from Elephantine in Egypt. The assets comprise a wide selection of administrative texts, royal inscriptions, provides, chronicles, letters, votive dedications and oracular pronouncements which jointly provide a distinct perception into the background and society of this remarkable city.

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