Mār-bīti-apla-uṣur (984-979 BC)

Little is known about the sole ruler of the so-called "Elamite Dynasty," Mār-bīti-apla-uṣur, who reigned over Babylonia for six years (984-979 BC). He is listed as the king of Babylon who succeeded Širikti-Šuqamuna (the third and last ruler of the Bazi Dynasty) in King List A [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/kinglists/kinglista/index.html] and the Synchronistic King List [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/kinglists/synchronistickinglist/index.html]. Those sources do not assign him to any particular dynastic group or place, but the chronographic text referred to in scholarly literature as the "Dynastic Chronicle" records that Mār-bīti-apla-uṣur was a "remote descendant of the land Elam," which could indicate that one of his ancestors was an Elamite (possibly one of Elam's kings). That source also states that he was buried in the palace of Sargon, the famous ruler of Agade.

For further information on the inscriptions of Mār-bīti-apla-uṣur, click here or the "Inscriptions" link to the left.

Browse Mār-bīti-apla-uṣur Online Corpus [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon5/pager/]

Jamie Novotny

Jamie Novotny, 'Mār-bīti-apla-uṣur (984-979 BC)', RIBo, Babylon 5: The Inscriptions of the Elamite Dynasty, The RIBo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2016 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon5/rulers/marbitiaplausur/]

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