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Title: Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud 4: Literary Texts from Temple of Nabu
Author: Wiseman, Donald J J A Black
Publisher: British School of Arch in Iraq; Publication Date: 1996
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780903471558
Volumes: 1; Pages: 72 + 144 plates
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The library of Nimrud, probably established in 798 B.C., was a prestigious royal foundation whose scribes had contacts all over the East, particularly with Nineveh. The 259 cuneiform tablets and fragments which constituted the library mainly described magical and medical rituals, prayers and instructions for training scribes. All the epigraphic finds from Sir Max Mallowan's excavations of 1955-7 are described in this volume, with additional material from the Iraq Archaeological Service's excavations of 1985.