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
BabylonNappāhu
Esagilāya A+B
Šumāya
Rabâ-ša-Ninurta
Gahal
Dullupu
Ea-eppēš-ilī A+B
BorsippaEa-ilūtu-bāni
Inṣabtu
SipparṢāhit-ginê A
Šangû-Šamaš A
UrGallābu
UrukSîn-nāṣir
Šamšēa
Atû and Sîn-tabni


Statistics

Number of texts: 1608 (2199 in preparation)

Number of attestations: 13010 (18307 in preparation)

Number of identifications: 8274 (1594 in preparation)




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