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Ekallatum — Shamshi-Addu (2.110)
(711 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Late Old Babylonian Inscriptions


Arguably the most energetic rulers of Old Babylonian times was the king Shamshi-Addu. The origins of this remarkable figure are obscure; while we know the name of his father (Ila-kabkabu) and his brother (Aminum), the original seat of his dynasty is still uncertain (it may have been ancient Ekallatum, proba…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Ekallatum — Shamshi-Addu (2.110)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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