Category Archives: First Dynasty of Isin (c. 2017-1794 B.C.E.)

Votive brick

Clay brick face First Dynasty of Isin, Ishme-dagan (reigned c. 1953-1935 B.C.E.) This brick is a votive brick commemorating a building constructed during the reign of Ishme-dagan, who was a king during the First Dynasty of Isin (reigned c. 2017-1794 … Continue reading

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Votive cones

Clay cones First Dynasty of Isin, Lipit-Ishtar (reigned c. 1934-1923 B.C.E.) Lipit-Ishtar of Isin was the fifth king of the First Dynasty of Isin. He instigated legal and economic reform through his “Code of Lipit-Ishtar.” He was involved with a … Continue reading

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Daily transactions of sheep

Clay tablet First Dynasty of Isin, Bur-Sin (reigned c. 1895-1874 B.C.E.)   This is an account of the daily transactions of sheep for a period of about four months. FLP unnumbered tablet

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List of year-names

Clay tablet Larsa, First Dynasty of Isin, Damiqilishu (reigned c. 1816-1794 B.C.E.) Beginning with the Akkadian dynasty, ancient Mesopotamians gave names to each year. For example, after a significant event such as a major battle or after the construction of … Continue reading

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