
Recent Posts
Recent Comments
Stephanie Kercel on Great Ziggurat of Ur carma on Akkadian ruler, possibly Sargo… Archives
Categories
 Achaemenid Period (c. 559330 B.C.E.)
 Akkadian period (c. 23402198 B.C.E.)
 AmarSin (reigned 20462038 B.C.E.)
 Babylon
 BurSin (reigned c. 18951874 B.C.E.)
 Cambyses II (529522 B.C.E.)
 Cities
 cones
 Damiqilishu (reigned c. 18161794 B.C.E.)
 Darius I (521486 B.C.E)
 Documents
 Early Dynastic I (c. 29002750 B.C.E.)
 Early Dynastic IIIa (c. 27502570 B.C.E.)
 Early Dynastic Period IIIb (c. 25002330 B.C.E.)
 Enmetena (or Entemena, c. 24032375 B.C.E.)
 Envelopes
 Eshnunna dynasty
 Fara
 First Dynasty of Isin (c. 20171794 B.C.E.)
 Ghostbusters
 Gods
 Gudea (c. 21412122 B.C.E.)
 Hammurabi (c. 17921750 B.C.E.)
 Ibalpiel II (c. 2200 B.C.E.)
 IbbiSin (reigned c. 20262004 B.C.E.)
 Ishmedagan (reigned c. 19531935 B.C.E.)
 IsinLarsa period (c. 20171741 B.C.E.)
 John Frederick Lewis Collection
 Lagash
 Lagash I and II Periods (c. 25702342 B.C.E.)
 Languages
 Larsa Dynasty (c. 20251763 B.C.E.)
 Late Uruk/Jamdat Nasr Period (35002900 B.C.E.)
 LipitIshtar (reigned c. 19341923 B.C.E.)
 Marriage
 Mesopotamia
 Monuments
 Nabonidus (reigned 555539 B.C.E.)
 Nabopolassar (reigned 625605 B.C.E.)
 Nebuchadnezzar II (588 B.C.E.)
 NeoBabylonian Period (625539 B.C.E.)
 Nippur
 Nuzi
 Old Babylonian Period (c. 20001600 B.C.E.)
 Period Overview
 Prophecy
 ProtoElamite period (c. 3000 B.C.E.)
 Religious
 Royal inscriptions
 Sargon (c. 23402284 B.C.E.)
 Seals
 ShuSin (reigned c. 20372027 B.C.E.)
 Shulgi (reigned c. 20942047 B.C.E.)
 Sinkashid of Uruk (c. 1850 B.C.E.)
 Student tablets
 Sumer
 Temples
 Third Dynasty of Ur
 Umma
 Ur
 Urbau (c. 21532141 B.C.E)
 Uruinimgina (Urukagina) (c. 23512342 B.C.E.)
 Uruk
 Utuhegal ( reigned in Uruk before 2112 B.C.E.)
 Waradsin (reigned c. 18341823 B.C.E.)
 Writing
 Xerxes I (485465 B.C.E.)
 Zabala
 Ziggurats
 Šamaššumaukīn (reigned 667648 B.C.E.)
Meta
Category Archives: Royal inscriptions
Votive cone
Clay nail Early Dynastic IIIa (Fara), Enmetena (or Entemena, c. 24032375 B.C.E.) This cone was inscribed and placed in a temple for Inanna and Dumuzi, rebuilt by Enmetena. It is probable that this cone was excavated in Badtibira, which was … Continue reading
Votive cone
Clay cone Early Dynastic IIIa, Enmetena (or Entemena, c. 24032375 B.C.E.) This cone commemorates a building’s construction by Enmetena. It would have been placed in the walls or foundation of the building. FLP 2631.2
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
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
Foundation brick
Baked clay round Lagash II, Gudea (c. 21412122 B.C.E.) This object is a round baked brick, with a hole through it. The hole was probably added later, as it cuts through the inscribed text. It might have been transformed into … Continue reading
Tablet commemorating the building of a temple
Stone tablet Ur III, Shulgi (reigned c. 20942047 B.C.E.) This tablet was written to be placed in the walls or foundation of a temple built by Shulgi. The fact that it was carved in stone is a testament to the … Continue reading
Votive brick
Clay brick face First Dynasty of Isin, Ishmedagan (reigned c. 19531935 B.C.E.) This brick is a votive brick commemorating a building constructed during the reign of Ishmedagan, who was a king during the First Dynasty of Isin (reigned c. 20171794 … Continue reading