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A history of Babylon from the foundation of the monarchy to the Persian conquest (1915) (14760473046)

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A history of Babylon from the foundation of the monarchy to the Persian conquest (1915) (14760473046)

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Title: A history of Babylon from the foundation of the monarchy to the Persian conquest
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: King, L. W. (Leonard William), 1869-1919
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Publisher: London : Chatto and Windus
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto



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Iari on the middle Euphrates.^He may have owed his appointment to Assyria, but 1 Cf. Keilins. Bibl., I., p. (202 f. At this point the record of the Synchronistic History ceases; and it is only with the rei^n of Nabo-nassar, the second king of the Ninth Dynasty, that our knowledge of theBabylonian succession becomes fuller. In addition to the evidence afforded bythe Kings List, the information contained in the Babylonian Chronicle andthe Ptolemaic Canon then becomes available. - See AVeissbach, Babylonische Miscellen/ pp. 9 ff. ^ See above, p. 260, n. 1. 2GG HISTORY OF BABYLON he speaks like a reigning monarch and dates the recordin his thirteenth year. On it he records his suppressionof a revolt of the Tumanu tribe, who threatened hiscapital Kibanish, while he was holding festival in theneighbouring town of Baka. But he attacked themwith the people who were with him, slew three hundredand fifty of them, and the rest submitted. He alsorecords how he dug out the Sukhi Canal, when it had
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Fig. 64.bas-eelief of shamash-resh-usur, governor of the lands of sukhi and MARI. The scene represents Shamash-resh-usur standing before the god Adad andthe goddess Ishtar. The stone was set up in Gabbari-ibni, a city he had founded,and it commemorates his achievements, the one of which he was most proudbeing the introduction of honey-bees into the land of Sukhi.(After a photo, by Weissbach.) silted up, and how he planted palm-trees in his palace atRibanish. But his most notable act, according to hisown account, was the introduction of bees into Sukhi,which his improved irrigation of the district doubtlessrendered possible. Bees Avhich collect honey, he tellsus, which no man had seen since the time of myfathers and forefathers, nor had brought to the land of RELATIONS WITH ASSYRIA 267 Sukhi, I brought down from the mountains of theKhabkha-tribe and I put them in the garden ofGabbari-ibni. The text closes with an interestinghttle note upon the bees: They collect honey andwax. The prepa

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