Welcome to Prosobab


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:

City Archive
BabylonBalāṭu/Mušallim-Bēl
Bēl-usallim//Ingallēa
Dullupu
Ea-eppēš-ilī A+B
Esagilāya A+B
Gahal
Mardonios
Nappāhu
Rabâ-ša-Ninurta
Sîn-ilī
Šangû-Ninurta
Šumāya
Šumu-iddin/Aplāya
BorsippaEa-ilūtu-bāni
Inṣabtu
SipparṢāhit-ginê A
Šangû-Šamaš A
UrDamqia
Gallābu
Imbia
Nidinti-Ea
Sîn-ilī
Sîn-uballiṭ
UrukSîn-nāṣir
Šamšēa
Atû and Sîn-tabni


Statistics

Number of texts: 1761 (2174 in preparation)

Number of attestations: 14174 (18338 in preparation)

Number of identifications: 8618 (1594 in preparation)




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