oa Journal for Semitics - The Kurkh monolith of Ashurnasirpal II

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471



The Kurkh Monolith is considered to be one of the oldest Ashurnasirpal II monuments, perhaps a war-diary. The aim of this article is to discuss issues pertaining to its contents, i.e. the Nairi campaign, the route to the Tigris front, the Kashiyari route, the reasons for this campaign, the land Habhu and redactional issues (editing breaks) regarding the inscription. Broadly speaking, the so-called 2nd Nairi campaign is a mirror-image of the one to Nirbu-Nairi in 882 B.C.

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