Apart from an inscription written in his name, the ruler Ititi, son of Ininlaba, is otherwise unknown; he is not mentioned in the Assyrian King List []. He was probably a ruler of the city of Aššur during the Sargonic period or possibly an independent ruler in the period between the end of the Sargonic period and the rise of the Ur III Dynasty (Veehnof/Eidem 2008, 19); the script and language of Ititi's inscription have a close affinity with those of the Old Akkadian period. The names Ititi, Ininlaba, and Aššur are also attested in Sargonic texts from Nuzi, whose Old Akkadian name was Gasur.


Veenhof, K.R., Eidem J., Mesopotamia. The Old Assyrian Period (Annäherungen 5), Göttingen: Academic Press Friburg. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Göttingen, 2008.

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This inscribed stone plaque, which is now in the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin), was discovered in the temple of the goddess Ištar at Aššur dedicated to that goddess from the booty of the city Gasur (Nuzi). W. Andrae suggests that the stone plaque was probably hung on a wall, just like the similar and better preserved one of Zarriqum (see text no. 2001 []).


Andrae, AIT pl. 64a-b; Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 1

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Source: VA 08831a (Ass 20377)


1922 Andrae, AIT pl. 64a-b (photo)
1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 1 (copy)
1926 Meissner, IAK I 1 (edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§17-18 (translation)
1926-27 Luckenbill, AJSL 43 pp. 209-10 (study)
1935 Meek, HSS 10 p. x (study)
1938 J. Lewy, JAOS 58 pp. 451 and 460 (study)
1942 Poebel, JNES 1 pp. 259-60 (edition)
1955 Gelb, OAIC p. 334 (study)
1959 Weidner, RLA 3/2 p. 151 (study)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 1 (study)
1967 Seux, ERAS p. 358 and n. 5 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 p. 2 (translation)
1976 Larsen, City-State pp. 31-32 (study)
1977 Edzard, Rép. Géogr. 1 p. 54 (study)
1987 Grayson, RIMA 1 p. 7 A.0.1001 (edition)

Nathan Morello

Nathan Morello, 'Ititi', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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