The Cyrus Cylinder and Achaemenid Imperial Policy

  title={The Cyrus Cylinder and Achaemenid Imperial Policy},
  author={Am{\'e}lie Kuhrt},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={83 - 97}
  • A. Kuhrt
  • Published 1 February 1983
  • Art
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
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Rassam appears to have picked it up in March 1879 at Omran which is the site of the Marduk temple at Babylon

    Widengren in op. cit. (above, n. 36), n. 19 for some examples

      There is a brief note on the indentification of the Yale fragement by Christopher Walker in Iran

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      Foundation Deposits in Ancient Mesopotamia (1968), 108ff

        Tiglath-pileser III who made Idibi'ilu, an Arab chief, 'gatekeeper of the door of the south' (cf. H. Tadmor, 'Philistia under Assyrian rule

        • 1966

        Notes on the new Nabonidus Inscriptions

        • Or. (NS)
        • 1959

        Eternal Iran

          Kidinnu, un symbole de droit divin babylonien,' in Symbolae van Oven, 36ff.; I.M. Diakonov, 'A Babylonian political pamphlet from about 700 BC

          • Studies in Honor of Benno Landsberger
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