An ancient and
important kingdom on the western bank of the Euphrates which flourished in
the 3rd millennium BC. Mari was the capital of the 10th dynasty after the
flood. Excavations revealed the remains of a 300 room palace, with a great
library stacked with 20,000 cuneiform tablets.
Mari was occupied
by Akkadians, Sumerians, Amarite, and destroyed in about 1760 BC by King Hammorabi.