Cuneiform Royal Inscriptions and Related Texts in the Schøyen Collection (CUSAS 17)
This extraordinary volume contains over one hundred new historical texts of rulers and officials of ancient Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Elam, and Urartu. Texts are presented in transliteration, translation, copy, and photograph with commentary on each text's historical significance. These new texts add significantly to our ability to reconstruct the history of ancient Mesopotamia. Among the many notable new texts included in this volume are "The Tower of Babel Stele" of Nebuchadnezzar II, a new and more complete text of the Law Code of Ur-Namma (with a complete new edition of the entire law code by M. Civil), and new copies of the Antediluvian King List and the Sumerian King List.