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Ur-Nammu (2.138C)
(219 words)

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


A ten-line inscription found on bronze canephores, stone foundation tablets, and a door socket records Ur-Nammu’s construction of the goddess Inanna’s Eanna temple in Uruk (modern Warkāʾ). Uruk was excavated by a team of archaeologists from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, Berlin from 1912–13 and 1925–1939, an…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Ur-Nammu (2.138C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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