Stone Pebble of Prince Eannatum of Lagash

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
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A variety of pebbles, clay tablets, and plaques were found at the ancient city of Lagash and girsu. The cuneiform inscriptions mention on them the name of Eannatum, prince and ruler of Lagash. The narration usually states that he was given power by Enlil, breastfed by Ninhursag, named by Ningirsu, and chosen by Nanshe. Early Dynastic period, c. 2470 BCE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, May 25). Stone Pebble of Prince Eannatum of Lagash. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10769/stone-pebble-of-prince-eannatum-of-lagash/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Pebble of Prince Eannatum of Lagash." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 17 Oct 2021.