Ur-Nammu (2.138B)
(246 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Sumerian Inscriptions

Commentary

A ten-line inscription found on two door sockets records Ur-Nammu’s construction of Enlil’s Ekur temple in Nippur. Nippur (modern Nuffar) was the religious capital of the Sumerians; its city god Enlil was the effective head of the Sumerian pantheon. The city was excavated by a joint expedition of the Univ…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Ur-Nammu (2.138B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 26 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_138B>



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