Puzur-Ashur III, King of Assyria

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Puzur-Ashur III, King of Assyria

Birthplace: Assyria
Death: -1479 (70-72)
Abt. 1479 BCE, Assyria
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Son of Ashur-nirari I, King of Assyria
Husband of ???
Father of Enlil-nasir I, King of Assyria

Occupation: 39th King of Old Assyria, King of Assyria, koning van Assyrië
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from en.Wikipedia Puzur-Ashur III: "Puzur-Ashur III was the king of Assyria from c. 1521 BC to 1498 BC. According to the Assyrian King List, he was the son and successor of Ashur-nirari I and ruled for 24 years (or 14 years, according to another copy). He is also the first Assyrian king to appear in the synchronistic history, where he is described as a contemporary of Burnaburiash of Babylon.[2] A few of his building inscriptions were found at Assur. He rebuilt part of the temple of Ishtar in his capital, Ashur, and the southern parts of the city wall.[3]"

  1. Düring, Bleda S. (2020). The Imperialisation of Assyria: An Archaeological Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. xvi. ISBN 978-1108778701.
  2. Who's who in the ancient Near East By Gwendolyn Leick
  3. The Cambridge Ancient History edited, by I. E. S. Edwards, C. J. Gadd, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger

Spanish Wikipedia, auto-translation:
"Puzur-Ashur III, king of Assyria, during the paleo-Assyrian period (1521 BC - 1498 BC). ¶ Son and successor of King Assur-nirari I. The Synchronic History mentions border clashes around Samarra with the Kassite Burna-Buriash I of Babylon with whom he eventually signed a peace treaty. The fact of being able to sign an international treaty of equals with the king of Babylon, as was achieved by his successor Assur-bel-nisheshu, shows that by this time, Assyria had already managed to recover national sovereignty, for longer periods. or less long. ¶ Puzur-Assur III managed to distance himself from the influence of the kingdom of Mitanni, laying the foundations for the future splendor of the Middle Kingdom. He also began a program of great constructions in his capital Assur, such as in the city walls and in various temples. ¶ He was succeeded by his son Enlil-nasir I.
1. Historia Universal Siglo XXI. Los imperios del Antiguo Oriente.El fin del segundo milenio ISBN 84-323-0041-1
2. Federico Lara Peinado, Diccionario Biográfico del Mundo Antiguo: Egipto y Próximo Oriente, Editorial Aldebarán (1998), ISBN 8488676425.
Britannica.com "Puzur-Ashur III" (subscription req. for full online access.)
"Puzur-Ashur III concluded a border treaty with Babylonia about 1480, as did Ashur-bel-nisheshu about 1405. Ashur-nadin-ahhe II (c. 1392–c. 1383) was even able to obtain support from Egypt, which sent him a consignment of gold...."

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