BARIKĀNU, a town in Media, which was conquered and forced to pay a tribute by the Assyrian king Sargon II ca. 716 b.c. During his eighth campaign in 714 b.c. Sargon II marched against Media, among other countries, and accepted the tribute of horses, mules, oxen, and sheep from Satarpanu, the ruler of Barikānu. The same locality with its ruler Satarpanu is referred to as a “country” in an inscription of Sargon II composed in 713 b.c.




L. D. Levine, Two Neo-­Assyrian Stelae from Iran,Royal Ontario Museum. Art and Archaeology, Occasional Paper 23, 1972, p. 42.

F. Thureau-Dangin, “Une relation de la hui­tième campagne de Sargon,” Musée du Louvre, Département des Antiquités Orientales, Textes cunéiformes 3, Paris, 1912, p. 10.

H. Winckler, Die Keilschrifttexte Sargons II, Leipzig, 1889, p. 448.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1988

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