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Akalamdug

Akalamdug
𒀀𒌦𒄭
King of Ur
Seated King on a shell plaque from a lyre, found in tomb PG 1332, Royal Cemetery at Ur. Tomb PG 1332 is thought to belong to King Akalamdug.[1]
Reignfl. c. 2600 BCE
PredecessorMeskalamdug
SuccessorMesannepada
HouseFirst Dynasty of Ur
Location of Ur, in the Near East, modern Iraq.

Akalamdug (𒀀𒌦𒄭, A-KALAM-DUG)[2] was an early ruler of the First Dynasty of Ur in the 26th century BCE. He does not appear in the Sumerian King List, but is known from his tomb (Tomb 1332)[3] and an inscription at the Royal Cemetery at Ur.[4][5] He may have been the father of Meskalamdug, as suggested by the similarity of their names and the chronological proximity of their graves.[6] Alternatively, he may have been the son of Meskalamdug, and therefore brother of the great ruler Mesannepada.[7]

Artefacts

Several artefacts are known from tomb 1332 at the Royal Cemetery at Ur, such as bull heads and decorated shell plaques from a lyre.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-58839-043-1.
  2. ^ Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1934). Ur excavations. Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. p. Plates 163, 191.
  3. ^ Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-58839-043-1.
  4. ^ Kramer, Samuel Noah (1971). The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character. University of Chicago Press. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-226-45238-8.
  5. ^ Schmandt-Besserat, Denise (2009). When Writing Met Art: From Symbol to Story. University of Texas Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-292-77487-2.
  6. ^ Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1900). Ur excavations. Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. p. 316.
  7. ^ Reade, Julian (2003). Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-58839-043-1.
  8. ^ Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1934). Ur excavations. Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. p. Plaques 116, 117.
  9. ^ Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1900). Ur excavations. Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. p. 316.

Sources

Regnal titles Preceded byMeskalamdug King of Ur ca. 26th century BCE Succeeded byMesannepada
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