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Authored by: Trevor Bryce , Heather D. Baker , Daniel T. Potts , Jonathan N. Tubb , Jennifer M. Webb , Paul Zimansky

The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415394857
eBook ISBN: 9780203875506
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Qablitum r. River in western Iran, between Awan and Susa, attested in M3 Akkadian texts. Sargapi, ruler of the Zagros kingdom of Zahara, was captured there by the Akkadian king Rimush (*DaK 207). This was after Rimush’s victory in Parahshum (Sumerian Marhashi) (which probably lay east of Elam) over an anti-Akkadian military alliance consisting of troops from Elam, Parahshum, and Zahara (c. 2280). D. T. Potts suggests that the river is to be identified with the Saimarreh, a northern tributary of the Karun.


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