Ashur-nadin-shumi

Ashur-nadin-shumi (d. 694 BC) was the son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, and an ancient King of Babylon.

HistoryEdit

 
Confirmation by Shamash-shum-ukim of a grant originally made by Ashur-nadin-shumi. 670-650 BC, from Babylonia, Iraq. The tablet is currently housed in the British Museum

As crown prince of Assyria, Ashur-nadin-shumi was installed by his father as King of Babylon about 699 BC. In 694 BC when Sennacherib attacked southern Elam in pursuit of Chaldaean rebels, the Elamites attacked Babylon. Ashur-nadin-shumi was captured and taken to Elam where he was probably killed.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bertman, Stephen. Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, Oxford University Press, 2005 ISBN 9780195183641
Preceded by
Bel-ibni
King of Babylon
700–694 BC
Succeeded by
Nergal-ushezib