Foundation Tablet of Ur-Nammu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2014
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The cuneiform inscriptions on this tablet mention the name of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur and founder of the Sumerian 3rd dynasty of Ur. From the temple of Inanna at Uruk, southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Sumerian period, 2112-2095 BCE.

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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, October 17). Foundation Tablet of Ur-Nammu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3157/foundation-tablet-of-ur-nammu/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Foundation Tablet of Ur-Nammu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 17, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3157/foundation-tablet-of-ur-nammu/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Foundation Tablet of Ur-Nammu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Oct 2014. Web. 23 Jul 2021.