Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project

The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, started in 1986, is a long-term undertaking to

  • collect all published and unpublished Neo-Assyrian texts into an electronic database, Corpus of Neo-Assyrian (CNA), and maintain the database as a research tool;
  • use the CNA database to publish up-to-date critical text editions of texts written in Neo-Assyrian in a series of volumes organized by text genre (State Archives of Assyria, SAA);
  • produce a journal as a medium for the publication of new texts and studies relating to the Assyrian Empire or Assyria in general (State Archives of Assyria Bulletin, SAAB);
  • publish a series of monographic studies based on the texts published in the SAA series or other sources on various topics related to Assyria (State Archives of Assyria Studies, SAAS);
  • publish a series of facsimile cuneiform texts, for both classroom and general research use, based primarily on the texts from Assurbanipal’s library (State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts, SAACT);
  • publish a series of critical text editions of literary texts based primarily on cuneiform texts from Assurbanipal’s library (State Archives of Assyria Literary Texts, SAALT);
  • publish a complete name book and who was who of the Neo-Assyrian empire based on the CNA database and supplementary materials (Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, PNA);
  • create a toponym database that can be used to generate a Digital Map of the Ancient Near East. This project is being carried out with the collaboration of The Casco Bay Assyriological Institute and the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients;
  • create and publish a dictionary of the language used in the Neo-Assyrian period attested in the texts in the CNA database as an (Assyrian-English-Assyrian Dictionary).

NATCP Publications at a glance

The Penn State University Press has agreed to take over the distribution of the entire publications program of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, and after a short transitional period, during which the agreement is being finalized, all our publications will be available from PSU Press, and will appear, as previously, on the site. We regret that we are not in a position to sell any SAA publications directly because of our arrangement with PSU Press.

State Archives of Assyria

State Archives of Assyria Studies

State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts