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Morello, Nathan (2013): Public and Private Archives from Fort Shalmaneser. In: State Archives of Assyria Bulletin, Vol. 29: pp. 239-265


This study analyses the relations between the archives discovered in Fort Shalmaneser, the Review Palace of Nimrud/Kalhu, their chronology and the specific typologies of the administrative texts retrieved in them, with the spaces (rooms, quarters) in which they had been discovered, with the aim of guessing the functionality of spaces through the century. The texts are at first divided into two major groups according to their dating either to the with or to the seventh century. Already this first partition is clearly shown on the fort's topography, which allows further and more specific analyses. An appendix at the end of the article offers a chronological reconstruction of the whole corpus of the texts from Fort Shalmaneser.