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Ancient Lullubi

Ancient group of tribes that inhabited the Sherizor Plain in the Zagros Mountains of Western Iran. A warlike people they were especially active during the reign of the Akkadian King Naram-Sin (reigned circa 2291-2254 BC) during the Dynasty of Akkad (2371-2191 BC). The Lullubi were apparently subjugated by Naram-Sin who commemorated his triumph on a masterpiece of Mesopotamian sculpture called the Naram-Sin Stele; the tribes however soon regained their independence and resumed harassment of southern Mesopotamia helping to bring an end to the Akkadian empire. Later overshadowed by their more powerful neighbours the Lullubi remained though a source of unrest almost to the end of Mesopotamian history (EB).

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