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.

Current coverage
Prosobab is currently in its first phase of development. It covers the following cuneiform archives at present:

cityarchive
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


1381 published tablets (2112 in preparation)

11359 published attestations (17533 in preparation)

6809 published identifications (1944 in preparation)