Updates to Nimrud Letters previously published in the State Archives of Assyria series

In his book The Nimrud Letters, 1952 (= Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud 5, 2001), H. W. F. Saggs offered improved cuneiform hand copies of most of the letters that he had already previously published in a series of articles. Those texts that could be attributed to the reign of Sargon II had been edited on the basis of these earlier copies in SAA 1 (1987; nos. 1, 26, 32, 171), SAA 5 (1990; nos. 74 and 215) and SAA 15 (2001; nos. 83 and 84).

Updated editions of these letters, by Mikko Luukko, are available on State Archives of Assyria online [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/saao/corpus]. A document that details how they differ from the print editions in SAA 1, 5 and 15 can be downloaded here [~/downloads/saa19_updates.pdf] (requires free Adobe Acrobat reader [http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/acrobat/readstep2.html]).

Reviews of the print editions of the royal correspondence

Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I (SAA 1), 1987

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Lanfranchi and Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II (SAA 5), 1990

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Fuchs and Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III (SAA 15), 2001

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Dietrich, The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib (SAA 17), 2003

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