Collected for the 1st time via the eminent pupil E. A. Wallis Budge, this paintings includes the entire written files 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 provided in Assyrian with whole English translations and, the place acceptable, images 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 offers, this paintings is still necessary to a person with a significant curiosity in historic civilizations.
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