The fifty-third Assyrian ruler according to the Assyrian King List [] (AKL) was Lullāyu, a "son of a nobody." He reigned for six years and was succeeded by Šū-Nīnua [] (or Kidin-Nīnua), a son of his immediate predecessor Bāzāyu []. Because the AKL does not mention any disruptions related to either his or his successor's assumption of power, Lullāyu may have come to the throne of Aššur peacefully, despite not being in the line of succession. Whatever the circumstances may be, his reign represents a short break in the Bēlu-bāni family's control of the Assyrian throne.


Edzard, D O., 'Lullāyu,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie 7, 1987-1990, p. 164.

Poppy Tushingham & Jamie Novotny

Poppy Tushingham & Jamie Novotny, 'Lullāyu', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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