Pashime, also Bashime (𒁀𒋛𒈨𒆠 ba-si-meKI), was an ancient region of southern Mesopotamia. It has recently been identified with Tell Abu Sheeja, Iraq, about 7 km from Iraq's border with Iran.[1][2] Pashime corresponded to an area of interaction between Mesopotamia and Elam. Its patron god was Shuda.[2] The city of Pashime was previously thought to be located on the Persian Gulf.[3]

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Pashime is located in Near East
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Shown within Near East
Pashime is located in Iraq
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Pashime (Iraq)
LocationTell Abu Sheeja, Iraq
RegionMesopotamia
Coordinates32°23′38″N 47°8′53″E / 32.39389°N 47.14806°E / 32.39389; 47.14806Coordinates: 32°23′38″N 47°8′53″E / 32.39389°N 47.14806°E / 32.39389; 47.14806
TypeSettlement
History
Founded3rd millennium BCE

A stele was discovered in Tell Abu Sheeja with the name of a Governor Ilšu-rabi, who has the same name as Ilšu-rabi the Governor of Pashime in the Manishtushu Obelisk inscription.[4][2] The inscription on the stele reads:

"For the God Shuda, Ilsu-rabi of Pashime, the soldier, brought in this statue. May the one who erases the name (on this inscription) not find an heir; may he not acquire a name (for himself)

— Inscription on the stele of Ilšu-rabi.[2][3]

ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ Crawford, Harriet (2013). The Sumerian World. Routledge. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-136-21912-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Tell Abu Sheeja/ Ancient Pashime" (PDF). {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b Hussein, A. M.; Hamza, H. A.; Thaher, A. K.; Kadhum, S. J.; Hashem, M.; Taha, H. M.; Altaweel, M. R.; Studevent-Hickman, B. (2010). "Tell Abu Sheeja/Ancient Pašime: Report on the First Season of Excavations, 2007". Akkadica. pp. 47–103.
  4. ^ Eppihimer, Melissa (2019). Exemplars of Kingship: Art, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians. Oxford University Press. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-19-090301-5.
  5. ^ Eppihimer, Melissa (2019). Exemplars of Kingship: Art, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians. Oxford University Press. p. 222, note 26. ISBN 978-0-19-090301-5.