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King of Uruk
Tablet of Sin-Gamil of Uruk.jpg
Dedication tablet of Sîn-gāmil, ruler of Uruk, 18th century BCE.[1][2] British Museum.[3]
Reign18th century BCE
House6th Dynasty of Uruk
Location of Uruk.

Sîn-gāmil (inscribed in Akkadian: 𒀭𒂗𒍪𒂵𒈪𒅋: DEN.ZU-kà-mi-il)[4] was a king of Uruk during the 18th century BCE, at the time of the Isin-Larsa period. He was the son of Sîn-irībam, and Ilum-gāmil, his brother succeeded him.[5]

Sîn-gāmil is also known from one of this dedication tablets.[1]

His son was Salim-palih-Marduk, and, according to their seals, their deities were Marduk and Shamash.[6][4]

The dynasty of the Kings of Uruk in the 19-18th centuries BCE was composed of the following rulers in chronological order: Alila-hadum, Sumu-binasa, Naram-Sin of Uruk, Sîn-kāšid, Sîn-iribam, Sîn-gamil, Ilum-gamil, Anam, Irdanene, Rim-Anum, Nabi-ilišu, and an unknown king.[7]


  1. ^ a b King, Leonard William (1910). A history of Sumer and Akkad : an account of the early races of Babylonia from prehistoric times to the foundation of the Babylonian monarchy. London : Chatto & Windus. p. 289.
  2. ^ "Full description of the tablet: CDLI-Archival View". cdli.ucla.edu.
  3. ^ BM 91082 "Tablet". British Museum.
  4. ^ a b Tanret, Michel (2010). The Seal of the Sanga: On the Old Babylonian Sangas of Šamaš of Sippar-Jaḫrūrum and Sippar-Amnānum. BRILL. p. 165. ISBN 978-90-04-17958-5.
  5. ^ Douglas Frayne (1990). Old Babylonian Period (2003–1595 B.C.): Early Periods, Volume 4. University of Toronto Press. pp. 439–483, 825.
  6. ^ Toorn, K. Van Der (1996). Family Religion in Babylonia, Ugarit and Israel: Continuity and Changes in the Forms of Religious Life. BRILL. p. 67. ISBN 978-90-04-10410-5.
  7. ^ "Year names (CDLI)". cdli.ox.ac.uk.
  8. ^ "CDLI-Archival View". cdli.ucla.edu.