ASSYRIAN KING LIST
   A document written in Assyrian that consists of a chronologically ordered sequence of 112 Assyrian rulers from the beginning of the second millennium B.C. to Ashur-uballit II (died in 609 B.C.), of which several copies exist from the first millennium. It lists the name of the king, his father’s name, and the length of his reign, with occasional remarks about particularly noteworthy events. The reliability of the list is doubtful for the early periods, but it still functions as the basis of the modern chronological framework for Assyrian history.
   See also ASSYRIA; HISTORIOGRAPHY.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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