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The Tell Asmar has an area of 100 hectares, it is located in the valley of the Diyala, not far from Babylon. Between 1930 and 1936 it was excavated by the Oriental University Institute of Chicago, under the leadership of Henry Frankfort. The site shows a continuous occupation from the 4th to the second millennium BC. Researchs are still ongoing.

Many statues of the 3rd millennium were found in the temple. The land of Eshnunna was also called Tupliash, for it was the god who was honored in the capital.


A stele found accidentally in 1983 at the Tell Asmar, erected by King Dadusha of Eshnunna, proclaims the same victories as Isme-Dagan (See I 131 of Mari), the son of Samsi-Addu, in charge of operations military. Both have captured the cities of Hadkum, Tutarum, Kerhum and Hurrara.

Dadusha mentions that he gave Qabra to Samsi-Addu, and presumably kept the regions nearest to his capital. After this agreement, the country of Eshnunna integrated, from the country of Subartu, the city of Burunda and the country of Eluhti, from the mountain of Diluba to the mountain of Lullum. It built its city of Dur-Dadusha towards the banks of the Tigris which then constituted the western border of the country.

Ipiq-Adad II, Dadusha's father, had extended his control over the cities of the Diyala valley: Nerebtum, Shaduppum, and Dur-Rimush.


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My notes of veracity :

The Tell Asmar is the ancient city of Eshnunna: 4/5

Tag(s) : #Region: Mesopotamia, #Region: Persian Gulf, #Kingdom: Lullubi, #Kingdom: Eshnunna

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