Shutruk-Nahhunte was king of Elam from about 1185 to 1155 BC, and the second king of the Shutrukid Dynasty. Elam is the name of an ancient civilization located in what is now southwest Iran. Elam amassed an empire that included most of Mesopotamia and western Iran. Mesopotamia (from the Greek meaning "land between the rivers" is an area geographically located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers largely corresponding Under his command, Elam defeated the Kassites and established the first Elamite Empire, which proved to be very short-lived as Nebuchadnezzar I of Babylon conquered Elam around 1120 BC, bringing the empire to an end. The Kassites were an Ancient Near Eastern tribe who gained control of Babylonia after the fall of the Old Babylonian Empire after ca Elam is the name of an ancient civilization located in what is now southwest Iran. Nebuchadrezzar I, more commonly known as Nebuchadnezzar I ( Akkadian: Nabu-kudurri-usur, meaning " Nebo, protect my eldest son" or "Nebo Babylon was a City-state of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which can be found in present-day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq
Shutruk-Nahhunte gained a small public exposition in Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief", and its adaptation in the 2002 movie The Emperor's Club, in which one of the key elements is a tablet describing the exploits of Shutruk-Nahhunte, a once famous egomaniacal conqueror virtually unknown today. Ethan Andrew Canin (born July 19, 1960) is an American educator author and Physician. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Emperor's Club is a 2002 film that tells the story of a prep school teacher and his students
|“||I am Shutruk Nahunte, King of Anshand and Susa, Sovereign of the land of Elam. Elam is the name of an ancient civilization located in what is now southwest Iran. I destroyed Sippar, took the stele of Naram-Sin, and brought it back to Elam, where I erected it as an offering to my god. Shutruk Nahunte - 1158 B. C.||”|
Plate above Mr. Hundert's classroom door in The Emperor's Club.
It's a quote from a virtually unknown king, who speaks of his list of conquests, but speaks nothing about the benefits. This king is unknown in history, because "great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. "
|King of Elam|