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Category Archives: Lagash I and II Periods (c. 25702342 B.C.E.)
Lagash Periods (Lagash I and II)
The Lagash I period is also the Early Dynastic IIIb period. The Lagash I dynasty ended with the reign of Uruinimgina (reigned 23512342 B.C.E.), who was defeated by Lugalzagesi of Uruk, who then controlled all of Mesopotamia (he also won … Continue reading
Account of wooden objects
Clay tablet Lagash I, Uruinimgina (Urukagina) (c. 23512342 B.C.E.) FLP 17
Ration list
Clay tablet Lagash I, Uruinimgina (Urukagina) (c. 23512342 B.C.E.) This tablet has not received a linebyline translation from a scholar, but it has been determined by scholars to be a ration list, a document that records the dispersal of rations … Continue reading
Votive cone
Clay cone Lagash II, Urbau (c. 21532141 B.C.E) Urbau was a ruler of Lagash after the fall of the Akkadian empire. He was the fatherinlaw of the betterknown Gudea (c. 21412122 B.C.E.). It is believed that Lagash thrived after the … Continue reading
Gudea (c. 21412122 B.C.E., Lagash II)
Photograph of a diorite statue British Museum, London Gudea was a Sumerian ruler of the citystate of Lagash. He is bestknown for building the temple at Girsu, where a number of statues depicting him were excavated. The statue shown here … Continue reading
Agricultural text: Harvesting of Nippur
Clay tablet Lagash II, Gudea (c. 21412122 B.C.E.) A “gur” is a unit of measurement, the same idea as a cubic foot (of barley, wheat, water, or oil). A “gan” is a unit of area measurement. Translation: 210 less 2 … Continue reading
Votive cone
Lagash II, Gudea (reigned c. 21412122 B.C.E.) Cones were inscribed and used mostly for votive purposes. They were placed in the walls of dwellings and public buildings as nails and a number of them were set in the foundations of … Continue reading