The official buildings of Tell Sabi Abyad fell in ruins before, already under Ninurta-apil-ekur. He abolished the kingship of Hanigalbat and the career of its king Ili-pada, the owner of Tell Sabi Abyad.
Hi Michael, Where can I read more specifics about the occupation of Tell Sabi Abyad and its excavated strata? To be abandoned and never again occupied since Ninurta-apil-Ekur seems a bit far-fetched. ... more
Hi Tory, "Where can I read more specifics about the occupation of Tell Sabi Abyad and its excavated strata? To be abandoned and never again occupied since Ninurta-apil-Ekur seems a bit far-fetched."... more
Hi Delvon, Thank you for that. Kim Duistermaat writes that Tell Sabi Abyad has Late Bronze Age remains from the 14th or beginning of the 13th century BC. At the end of the 13th century, after a... more
Hi Michael, There was more than one king of Assyria named Assur-Nirari. Are you absolutely sure there was only ever one ruler of Hanigalbat named Ili-pada? There was a limmu Ili-pada in the time of... more
Hi Tory, T 96-1 is one of the texts, found together and the content belong together. The Ili-pada in this texts succeeded Sulmanu-musabsi as Viceroy in the last year(s) of Tukulti-ninurta I. (letter... more
Hi Tory, Sulmanu-musabsi appears as "Grand Vizir" in documents, dated to the eponym years of Abi-ili (son of Katiri) and Sulmanu-suma-usur toward the end of the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I. In the... more
Hi Joe I assume Level 6 up to Level 3 are simply building phases and not sealed destruction layers. My experience is that the lifespan and history of building phases are notoriously difficult to... more