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Ur-Nammu (2.138A)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Sumerian Inscriptions


An eight-line brick inscription from the temenos wall at Ur records the construction by Ur-Nammu (the first king of Ur III dynasty, who reigned ca. 2112–2095 BCE) of the “wall of Ur.” Ancient Ur, the dynastic capital, was located at modern Tell al-Muqayyar The site was excavated in 1850 by Loftus, 1855 by Taylor…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Ur-Nammu (2.138A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <>

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