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(Naramsin), king of Akkad from about 2236 to 2200 B.C. Grandson of Sargon.

Naram-Sin consolidated the various royal temple economic activities. He expanded his despotic power and proclaimed himself a god. His stele commemorating a campaign against the Lullubi, a group of western Iranian tribes, is one of the major works of Akkadian art (preserved in the Louvre). The invasion of Akkad by the Guti began during his reign.


Fischer-Weltgeschichte, vol. 2: Die altorientalischen Reiche. Frankfurt am Main-Hamburg, 1965.
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In 1937-39, the British archeologist Max Mallowan discovered Al-Ayoun Temple and King Naram Sin Palace built at a time when Tell Brak was a northern administrative center of the Acadian Empire," Director of Hasska Antiquities Department Abdul-Masih Baghdo said.