Fragment of lexical text


Clay tablet

Early Dynastic IIIa (Fara), Enmetena (or Entemena, c. 2403-2375 B.C.E.)

This tablet was written during the reign of Enmetena. Enmetena was responsible for a number of building projects during the Early Dynastic period, as is evidenced by the extant tablets bearing mention of his name. He ruled the city-state of Lagash, and there is evidence he partly controlled Badtabira, Uruk, and Larsa. Enmetena was involved in a border war with Umma through much of his reign. Enmetena was the son of Enannatum I (reigned c. 2424-2404 B.C.E.).

FLP 15

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