Ašarēd-apil-Ekur (1075-1074 BC) was the eighty-eighth king of Ashur according to the Assyrian King List [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/kinglists/assyriankinglist/index.html] (AKL). The AKL reports that he ruled for a mere two years. Ašarēd-apil-Ekur succeeded his father, Tiglath-pileser I [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/tiglathpileseri/index.html], to the throne and was succeeded by his brother, Aššur-bēl-kala [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurbelkala/index.html]. No inscriptions of Ašarēd-apil-Ekur survive. The name of this monarch was previously read Ninurta-apil-Ekur, and a text fragment was ascribed to his reign (Grayson 1991, 85). However, this is now attributed to Ninurta-apil-Ekur I [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria13631115bc/ninurtaapilekur/index.html] (text no. 1 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria13631115bc/ninurtaapilekur/index.html#ninurtaapilekur01]). A broken eponym list perseveres traces of the eponyms of this period (Grayson 1976, 54 §204).


Grayson, A.K., Assyrian Royal Inscriptions, Part 2 (1976), p. 54.
Grayson, A.K., RIMA 2, (1991) p. 85.

Poppy Tushingham

Poppy Tushingham, 'Ašarēd-apil-Ekur', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2018 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/asharedapilekur/]

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