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Sam'alla (province)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Oct 21, 2020 03:37 PM History
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The eighth-century-BC Assyrian king Shalmaneser V (r. 726-722 BC) conquered Sam'al and its territory and established the city as the administrative capital of an Assyrian province named after it.

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The province is first attested in an administrative records of Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC); it is also mentioned in a text dating to the reign of Ashurbanipal (r. 668-ca. 631 BC). The governor of Sam’al held the post of eponym in the year 681 BC.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Sam'alla (province): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 07 June 2023]

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