This volume brings to completion the publication of the correspondence of Sargon II and his son Sennacherib found at Nineveh, presenting the correspondence of these two rulers in the Babylonian language. The Assyrianlanguage parts of this correspondence are to be found in SAA 1, SAA 5, and SAA 15. We are grateful to Manfried Dietrich for undertaking the edition of these texts.

The Project expresses its thanks to the Trustees of the British Museum for permission to publish texts and illustrative material in their custody, and to the staff of the Department of the Ancient Near East of the British Museum for their wholehearted and enthusiastic cooperation. We also express our gratitude to the Vorderasiatices Museum, Berlin, for the use of VA 2663. We are also grateful to John C. Sanders of the Computer Laboratory of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago for providing an image from his own collection to illustrate the ziggurat at Nippur. R. Borger was kind enough to check the museum and publication numbers of the texts and we have incorporated the more recent and relevant of the additional references to earlier publications of the texts that he has provided. We are grateful to the University of Helsinki for financial support for the State Archives of Assyria Project through December 31, 2001.

Robert M. Whiting

Helsinki, August 2003

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting, 'Foreword', The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib, SAA 17. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 2003; online contents: SAAo/SAA17 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 []

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