Puzur-Ashur III

Puzur-Ashur III was the king of Assyria from 1503 BC to 1479 BC. According to the Assyrian King List, he was the son and successor of Ashur-nirari I and ruled for 24 years (or 14 years, according to another copy). He is also the first Assyrian king to appear in the synchronistic history, where he is described as a contemporary of Burnaburiash of Babylon.[1] A few of his building inscriptions were found at Assur. He rebuilt part of the temple of Ishtar in his capital, Ashur, and the southern parts of the city wall.[2]

Puzur-Ashur III
King of Assyria
King of the Old Assyrian Empire
Reign1503–1479 BC
PredecessorAshur-nirari I
SuccessorEnlil-nasir I
IssueEnlil-nasir I
FatherAshur-nirari I


  1. ^ Who's who in the ancient Near East By Gwendolyn Leick
  2. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History edited, by I. E. S. Edwards, C. J. Gadd, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger
Preceded by King of Assyria
1503–1479 BCE
Succeeded by