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Subartu
Also called: Subar


Ancient lands in the mountainous regions northeast of Mesopotamia. The exact location and extent cannot be defined, but seems to have been in modern central-western Iran.
Subartu is mentioned several times in Sumerian texts, as one of Akkad's immediate neighbours, by Sumerian myths as a region of foreign languages.
Subartu was a region of agriculture, and Mesopotamia sent off expeditions to gather slaves here.




By Tore Kjeilen