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Sumu-Abum (also Su-abu) was an Amorite, and the first King of the First Dynasty of Babylon (the Amorite Dynasty). He reigned from 1830-1817 BC (short chronology) / 1897-1883 BC (middle chronology). [1] He freed a small area of land previously ruled by the fellow Amorite city state of Kazallu which included Babylon, then a minor administrative center in southern Mesopotamia. Sumu-Abum (and the three Amorite kings succeeding him) makes no claim to be King of Babylon, suggesting that the town was at this time still of little importance.[2]


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Preceded by
New creation
King of Babylon
1830–1817 BC
Succeeded by