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Urnamma
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(2112-2095 BC), king of Uruk; the Sumerian King List (Kings' lists) describes U. as the successor to his brother Utu-Ḫeĝal (2119-2113) and the founder of the Third Dynasty of Ur. U. gradually extended the power of the city of Ur at first to the south and then to the north of Babylonia. His early death in battle with enemies in the east of Mesopotamia and his journey to the Underworld are the subject of the poem The Death of Urnamma.

Mesopotamia II G

Bibliography

E. Flückiger-Hawker, U. of Ur in Sumerian Literary Trad., 1999.

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Renger, Johannes (Berlin), “Urnamma”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1226040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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