Collected for the 1st time via the eminent pupil E. A. Wallis Budge, this paintings includes all the written documents of the early Assyrian kings, from the reign of Irishum in approximately B.C. 2000 to the reign of Ashur-nasir-pal, which led to B.C. 860. The texts are offered in Assyrian with entire English translations and, the place applicable, photos of the unique inscriptions. Budge supplementations the texts with discussions in their historic and anthropological contexts, in addition to notes at the difficulties encountered in translation. For its thoroughness and for the interesting insights it presents, this paintings is still crucial to an individual with a significant curiosity in historical civilizations.
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