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Esarhaddon (r. 681-669 BCE) was the third king of the Sargonid Dynasty of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. He was the youngest son of King Sennacherib (r. 705-681 BCE), and his mother was not the queen but a secondary wife, Zakutu (also known as Naqi'a-Zakutu, l.c. 728 - c. 668 BCE). He is best known for rebuilding Babylon which was destroyed by Sennacherib.

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