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Eannatum

 

Ruler of the state of Lagash (c. 2450–2425 B.C.).

Various economic and legal documents from the period of Eannatum’s rule have been preserved; some inscriptions on contemporary buildings have also survived. Through victories over the rulers of neighboring city-states in Sumer and Elam, Eanna-tum extended the boundaries of his state from the city of Ur to the city of Kish. His victory over Ush, the ruler of the city of Umma, is depicted on the famous Stela of the Vultures; Eanna-tum was fighting Ush for control of the region of Gueden, which bordered on Lagash.

REFERENCE

D’iankonov, I. M. Obshchestvennyi i gosudarstvennyi stroi drevnego Dvurech’ia Shunter. Moscow, 1959.