The Accession of Sinsharishkun

  title={The Accession of Sinsharishkun},
  author={Julian Edgeworth Reade},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={1 - 9}
  • J. Reade
  • Published 1 January 1970
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
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