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Barsal-nuna (Sumerian: 𒁇𒊩𒉣𒈾 of Kish was the seventeenth Sumerian king in the First Dynasty of Kish, according to the Sumerian King List. His father was En-me-nuna; he succeeded his brother Melem-Kish.[1] His name may have meant Sheep of the Prince. Barsal (𒁇𒊩) means A sheep.[2] Barsal-nuna is not mentioned in Early Dynastic documents, meaning that is likely that he was not a historical person.[3]


  1. ^ Thorkild Jacobsen, The Sumerian King List (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939), pp. 82f
  2. ^ "EPSD".
  3. ^ Marchesi, Gianni (2010). "The Sumerian King List and the Early History of Mesopotamia". M. G. Biga - M. Liverani (Eds.), ana turri gimilli: Studi dedicati al Padre Werner R. Mayer, S. J., da amici e allievi (Vicino Oriente - Quaderno 5; Roma): 231–248.
Regnal titles Preceded byMelem-Kish King of Sumer probably fictional Succeeded byZamug Ensi of Kish probably fictional

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