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Novotny, Jamie; Radner, Karen; Tushingham, Poppy; Weiershäuser, Frauke and Frazer, Mary (2017): Archival Texts of the Assyrian Empire. München: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

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Numerous legal and administrative texts have been discovered at numerous sites across the Assyrian Empire. These include the principal Assyrian cities Nineveh (Kuyunjik), Assur (Qalat Sherqat) and Kalhu (Nimrud; biblical Calah), as well as smaller provincial centers such as Burmarina (Tell Shiukh Fawqani), Dur-Katlimmu (Tell Sheikh Hamad), Dur-Šarrukin (Khorsabad), Guzana (Tell Halaf), Huzirina (Sultantepe), Imgur-Enlil (Balawat), Kunalia (Tell Tayinat), Ma'allanate (unidentified), Marqasu (Kahramanmaraş), Sam'al (Zinçirli), Šibaniba (Tell Billa), Til-Barsip (Tell Ahmar), and Tušhan (Ziyaret Tepe). The aim of the Archival Texts of the Assyrian Empire (ATAE) Project is to expand the Nineveh-focused State Archives of Assyria online (SAAo) corpus by creating a complete, open-access corpus of Neo-Assyrian archival texts. Unlike SAAo, the linguistical-annotated texts in the ATAE corpus are arranged by their provenance and the archive in which they were unearthed. Neo-Assyrian archival texts provide important insights into the economic and legal history of the Assyrian Empire, while also presenting modern scholars with vital impressions of societal structures and private lives of the period. The aim of the project is to make this text corpus easily accessible to scholars, students, and the general public.

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