Azupiranu

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Azupiranu was a town in ancient Mesopotamia. The exact location is unknown. In a Neo-Assyrian text purporting to be the autobiography of Sargon of Akkad, Azupiranu is named as Sargon's birthplace and described as "situated on the banks of the Euphrates."[1] "Azupiranu" is an Akkadian name meaning city of saffron; Sargon and his family were themselves Akkadians, and the city was likely a Semitic rather than Sumerian settlement.

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  1. ^ L. W. King, Chronicles Concerning Early Babylonian Kings, II, London, 1907, pp.3ff; 87-96.