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  ​“....E<​sub>​2</​sub>​ KI.MAH //​ša<​sub>​2</​sub>​ <​sup>​f</​sup>​é-šar<​sub>​2</​sub>​-<​ra>​-ha-mat//​ MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL-//​šu<​sub>​2</​sub>//:​.. the grave of Ešarra-hammat,​ his (king) wife …”  ​“....E<​sub>​2</​sub>​ KI.MAH //​ša<​sub>​2</​sub>​ <​sup>​f</​sup>​é-šar<​sub>​2</​sub>​-<​ra>​-ha-mat//​ MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL-//​šu<​sub>​2</​sub>//:​.. the grave of Ešarra-hammat,​ his (king) wife …”
  
-“//​ša<​sub>​2</​sub>​ <​sup>​f</​sup>​e<​sub>​2</​sub>​-šar<​sub>​2</​sub>​-ra-ha-mat//​ MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.KUR //​ša<​sub>​2</​sub>// ​mAŠ-PAP-AŠ MAN KUR AŠ: Belonging to Ešarra-hammat,​ wife of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria…” .+“//​ša<​sub>​2</​sub>​ <​sup>​f</​sup>​e<​sub>​2</​sub>​-šar<​sub>​2</​sub>​-ra-ha-mat//​ MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.KUR //​ša<​sub>​2</​sub>// ​<​sup>​m</​sup>​AŠ-PAP-AŠ MAN KUR AŠ: Belonging to Ešarra-hammat,​ wife of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria…” ​(RINAP 4, Esarhaddon,​2001 and 2002).
  
- In addition, Naqī’a also continued her position in the reign of Esarhaddon, her son. It seems possible that exceptional circumtances,​ such as Esarhaddon’s need to bolster his mother’s status for political reasons, might have necessitated a change in the institution of MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL ​+ In addition, Naqī’a also continued her position in the reign of Esarhaddon, her son. It seems possible that exceptional circumtances,​ such as Esarhaddon’s need to bolster his mother’s status for political reasons, might have necessitated a change in the institution of MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL (Svärd 2012: 96).
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-At this point, it is necessary to discuss throughly those Neo-Assyrian texts where the compound MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL appears in the plural. There are only two references to queens in the plural form among the Neo-Assyrian texts. The first one comes from a funerary ritual of queen. Indeed, it was performed as a funerary ritual for Ešarra-hammat in 672. None of female participiants of the ritual are identified by name. Instead, they are referred to as “the daughter-in-law” ​(kallatu),  and “the daughter” (marat šarri) ​ . At the beginning of the ritual “the daughter-in-law” apparently washes the feet of Ešarra-hammat and kisses them. “The daughter” sprinkles roasted grain in the second part of the ritual. It is recorded that the queens (MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL.MEŠ) cry out . The second refence is an astrological report ​ from 669, MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL appears in the plural “for the king, the son of the king (and) his (w)ives”  ​.+
  
 +At this point, it is necessary to discuss throughly those Neo-Assyrian texts where the compound MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL appears in the plural. There are only two references to queens in the plural form among the Neo-Assyrian texts. The first one comes from a funerary ritual of queen. Indeed, it was performed as a funerary ritual for Ešarra-hammat in 672. None of female participiants of the ritual are identified by name. Instead, they are referred to as “the daughter-in-law” (//​kallatu//​), ​ and “the daughter” (//marat šarri//) (Melville 2004: 38 ve 46). At the beginning of the ritual “the daughter-in-law” apparently washes the feet of Ešarra-hammat and kisses them. “The daughter” sprinkles roasted grain in the second part of the ritual. It is recorded that the queens (MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL.MEŠ) cry out (Svärd 2012: 97). The second refence is an astrological report (SAA 08, [[http://​cdli.ucla.edu/​P237315|381]]) from 669, MI<​sub>​2</​sub>​.E<​sub>​2</​sub>​.GAL appears in the plural “for the king, the son of the king (and) his (w)ives” (Svärd 2012: 96).
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