Sargon II's Prism A

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Sargon II's Prism A
Material Clay
Size 6.4 x 4.4 cm
Writing Akkadian cuneiform
Created c.710 BC
Discovered Mid 19th century. Combined identification in [1903]
Present location British Museum
Identification K.1671 + K.1668a

Sargon II's Prism A is an Assyrian tablet inscription describing Sargon II's (722 to 705 BC) campaigns. The first fragment discovered, K 1668, was discovered in Nineveh in the Library of Ashurbanipal.[1]

An excerpt of the text as translated by Luckenbill as below:

"... Palestine, Judah, Edom, Moab ...".

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  1. ^ "Full text of "Assyrian historiography, a source study"". Retrieved 2015-11-15.