Babum of Kish was the fifth Sumerian king in the First Dynasty of Kish, according to the Sumerian king list.[1] Babum is unlikely to have existed as his name does not appear on texts dating from the period in which he was presumed to have lived (Early Dynastic period).[2]


  1. ^ William W. Hallo, Beginning and End of the Sumerian King List in the Nippur Recension, Journal of Cuneiform Studies, 17 (1963), p 53
  2. ^ Marchesi, Gianni (2010). "The Sumerian King List and the Early History of Mesopotamia". M. G. Biga - M. Liverani (eds.), ana turri gimilli: Studi dedicati al Padre Werner R. Mayer, S. J., da amici e allievi (Vicino Oriente - Quaderno 5; Roma): 231–248.
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Sumer
Succeeded by
Ensi of Kish