Puzur-Ashur III

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Puzur-Ashur III
Issi'ak Assur
King of Assur
Reignc. 1521–1498 BC[1]
PredecessorAshur-nirari I
SuccessorEnlil-nasir I
IssueEnlil-nasir I
FatherAshur-nirari I

Puzur-Ashur III was the king of Assyria from c. 1521 BC to 1498 BC. According to the Assyrian King List, he was the son and successor of Ashur-nirari I and ruled for 24 years (or 14 years, according to another copy). He is also the first Assyrian king to appear in the synchronistic history, where he is described as a contemporary of Burnaburiash of Babylon.[2] A few of his building inscriptions were found at Assur. He rebuilt part of the temple of Ishtar in his capital, Ashur, and the southern parts of the city wall.[3]


  1. ^ Düring, Bleda S. (2020). The Imperialisation of Assyria: An Archaeological Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. xvi. ISBN 978-1108778701.
  2. ^ Who's who in the ancient Near East By Gwendolyn Leick
  3. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History edited, by I. E. S. Edwards, C. J. Gadd, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger
Preceded by King of Assyria
1521–1498 BC
Succeeded by