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Amar-Suena (2.140A)
(180 words)

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


A nine-line inscription known from two foundation tablets and a bronze canephore1 from Uruk records the construction by Amar-Suena (third king of the Ur III dynasty, who reigned ca. 2046–2038 BCE) of a temple for the goddess Inanna under her surname Ninsiʾana.

Amar-Suena (2.140A)

(1–3) For the goddess Inanna/Ninsiʾana, his lady,

(4–7) Amar-Suena, mighty man, ki…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Amar-Suena (2.140A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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