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Ashur-Nirari Iii in Wikipedia
Ashur-nirari III was king of Assyria. (1203 BC – 1198 BC or 1193 BC - 1187 BC). He was the grandson of Tukulti-Ninurta I and may have succeeded his uncle Ashur-nadin-apli on the throne. Ashur-nirari's father Ashur-nasir-pal participated in a conspiracy against Tukulti-Ninurta I which led to his murder. The six-year-reign of Ashur-nirari III is very poorly dated and there appears to be no limmu belonging to him. He may only have been an usurper in the chaotic years following the death of Tukulti-Ninurta I.
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