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, ancient empire of Mesopotamia. The name is sometimes given to the whole civilization of S Mesopotamia, including the states established by the city rulers of Lagash, Akkad (or Agade), Uruk, and Ur in the 3d millennium B.C.
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the founder of the New Babylonian Empire and the Chaldean dynasty; ruled from 626 to 605 B.C. In 626, Nabopolassar led a rebellion of the Babylonians against Assyria, under whose power Babylonia had been since 729. Late in 626 he seized Babylon, in 620 Uruk, and in 615 Nippur. In 614 he concluded an alliance with the Median king Cyaxares; together they vanquished Assyria in 609.

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Da Riva presents and analyzes royal texts by Neo-Babylonian kings Nabopolassar (626-605 BC), his son and successor Amel-Marduk (562-560 BC), and Amel-Marduk's possible murderer Neriglissar (560-566).
During which century did Nabopolassar destroy the Assyrian city of Nineveh?
The plan shows the inner city wall -- a double fortification comprising the wall proper, Imgur-Enlil, fronted by a secondary rampart, Nimitti-Enlil -- terminating at a slightly oblique angle to the river 90 m west of the Urash Gate, just short of the quay wall of Nabopolassar.
Dandamaev seems to misunderstand this particular oath and translates Innin-zer-ibni's statement as a confession: "I took the money and everything the runaway temple slaves of Istar of Uruk possessed and let (them) go": Slavery in Babylonia: From Nabopolassar to Alexander the Great (626-331 BC), tr.
Melville, and Noegel chose five Neo-Babylonian documents for chapter twelve: royal inscriptions of Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar II, the "autobiography" of Nabonidus's mother, a text recording the installation of Nabonidus's daughter as high priestess of the moon god Nanna at Ur, and, surprisingly, an administrative text, one of only two in this volume.
Reade accentuates the change in terminology in the Nabopolassar chronicle from "Medes" to "umman-manda" (p.
Here I will simply mention some of the highlights of these three fascicles: Neo-Babylonian history is well represented by articles on Nabonassar and Nabopolassar (J.