No Elamite prisoner was hanged (as I had sagely conjectured) at any stage of the evolution of the Saca.
But, as relations between Elam and Babylon grew more peaceful, Elamite captives were scarce.
Yet, in the rainy season, the army of the Elamite could not move northward without great difficulty.
Wearied of sacrificing princes of his house, the king substitutes Elamite prisoners of war.
Merodach-Baladan had made every preparation to meet the coming attack, and the Elamite king had engaged to help him.
The little that we know of Elamite religion reveals to us a mysterious world, full of strange names and vague forms.
How Hammurabi freed the land from Elamite rule is not known, but his name was soon established as an able soldier.
The Elamite armies were well organized, and under a skilful general became irresistible.
The Babylonians had sent the treasures of the temple of Bel to the Elamite monarch, begging his help.
There would consequently have been two Elamite usurpers instead of one.