Prosobab is an open access database of the recorded inhabitants of Babylonia between c. 620 and 330 BCE. Its main focus is on individuals who lived in southern Mesopotamia under Persian rule (539-330 BCE), but it also includes the preceding period of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in an attempt to contextualize their lives and those of their family members. In addition to person data, Prosobab collects information on the texts and archives in which the individuals are recorded. The database is developed in the framework of the ERC project Persia and Babylonia
at Leiden University and is intended for everybody with an interest in Babylonian history or the Persian Empire.
Prosobab covers the following cuneiform archives at present (5,127 texts):
|Balāṭu slave of Rēmūt-Bēl|
|Atû and Sîn-tabni|
NB: coverage of the Murašû archive is incomplete. 370 texts have been entered so far (BE 9, BE 10 and Stolper 1985). The attestations have not yet been collapsed into unique historical indivuals. Searches for persons attested in these texts should be performed in the Attestation column.