Babylonia map (at the time of Hammurabi)

The Babylonian Alexander Chronicle (BCHP 1; a.k.a. ABC 8, Chronicle 8) is one of the historiographical texts from ancient Babylonia. It deals with events from the reigns of the Persian king Darius III Codomannus and his Macedonian successor Alexander the Great.

[3] [Month IVnote (July): Darius the king, from] his throne they removed him. Be[ssus]

[4] [sat on the throne and Artaxerxes] as his name they named him,note and Alexander and his troops

[5] [pursued Bessus the rebel king. Alexander with] his few troops with the troops [of Bessus made battle.]

[6] [Bessus] killed [Darius the king]. The Hanaean troops, his troops, which […]

[7] [… from Babylon (???) to (?) ] Darius, the king, had gone, [were released.]

[8] [Month V, d]ay 15] Kidinnu was killed by the sword. In the month VI (September), on the [nth] day [X happened]

[9] [Month VII (October): The king was in] the land of Ú-zu-ia-a-nu, a city of the land of Gutium.note
[10] […..]

[11] [Month VIII (November): From] the palace of Babylon they brought out their goods

[12] [………. for] the making of the xx […………]

[13] […………….] for the performance of the festival of Bêl to the [Babylon]ians they gave.

[14] [Month IX (25 Nov – 24 Dec): ……..]-Bêl, his son, to the office of satrap

[15] [he appointed ………….] evil to the king thet plotted.note

Translation

[1′] [……] he pitched his [cam]p [……]

[2′] [……] they? crossed [the river Tigris] to this side and the king [……]note
[3′] [… on the river Ti]gris opposite each other [……]

[4′] [… Han]ean [troops] to the land of Arabia [……]note
[5′] [……] … numerous gifts of the people of the land [……]note
[6′] [… Babyl]on? and the troops of the king from Ba[bylon …..]

[7′] [… Ale]xand[er, the ki]ng [……]

[8′] […… ] x he pitched?. The citizens [of Babylon …..]

[9′] [……] … in the Great Gate ..[ ……]

[10′] [……] Bêl and Nabû [……]

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