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Document number: 9448
Date: 23 Nov 1868
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SMITH George (2)
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 22092
Last updated: 10th June 2013

41 Crowndale Road NW
Novem. 23/68

My Dear Sir

I thank you for your papers the passage you allude to in p.35 is known to me it belongs to Assur-bani-pal Cylinder B Col part of Cols 7 & 8 have a very mutilated duplicate at the time this cylinder was printed I did not know K 30 but when I was putting the collection into proper order I found it, from this tablet (of which I have found one more fragment) and the cylinders & other sources I have now a compete account of the Arabian campaign but unfortunately too late to print I have joined together the principal part of a large new tablet of 6 columns of writing mostly of the Arabian campaign this is in great part a duplicate of the account in Cylinder A Of course I am not certain that Kudur-nauhundi & Kudur-lajamar are the same I believe in the identity of Kudur-mabug with both these forms I have now about 20 Elamite kings from various inscriptions in the time of Sargon & Sennacherib we have Sutruk-nanhundi succeeded by Kudur-nanhundi the same name (as you rightly observe) as the ancient conqueror of Akkad the Elamites who conquered Akkad in this early time I identify with the Medes of Berosus Your are right I believe [cuneiform] is non phonetic in these name [sic] it is the prefix of divinity and in some copies is omitted as in the case with the first king of that name whose Assyrian name I send you [cuneiform] [cuneiform] .

Yours respectfully
George Smith

H. F. Talbot

H. F. Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey

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