The archive from Kalhu: the "Nimrud Letters". The state correspondence of Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 BC) and Sargon II (721-705 BC) is one of the most important finds uncovered during the British excavations under Max Mallowan.

Sargon's Nineveh letters. The royal archives of Nineveh contain state letters from the reigns of Sargon II to Assurbanipal, his great-grandson. But as the texts are not dated and do not normally mention the king's name, reconstructing the original dossiers has been a challenge for modern scholarship.

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