In addition, the cities that along with Assur would later comprise the heartland of Assyria--Nineveh, Arbail, and Kalhu or Kilizu--did not constitute a geographical or political unity in this period.
Ninua, Kalhu, and Kilizu, are mentioned as Assyrian provinces in the documentation only from the thirteenth century on.
The incantation tablets, originating from various sites (Nineveh, Assur, Sippar, Uruk, Hama, Babylon, Nippur, Kalhu
, and Huzirina) and periods (eighth to second centuries B.
Now that the Assur texts are finally appearing, the major desideratum remains the publication of the Samas-sarru-usur archive unearthed half a century ago in Kalhu.
One can only conclude by expressing the hope that there will be need for a revised, English edition of this synthesis once the archives from Assur, Kalhu, and Dur-Katlimmu are published in full, and that the author will keep her enthusiasm for the topic until then.
Since the presence of "prophets" in Assyria at the temple of Istar in Kalhu
is documented as early as the thirteenth century B.
From them we learn that Nippur was linked to Babylon; Kalhu, the capital of Assyria; Der; and some Elamite cities.
The merchants corresponded with each other, advertising their goods and requesting necessary commodities, and their agents shuttled among Nippur, Uruk, Babylon, Kalhu, Der, and elsewhere.