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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.


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Adah's main argument is that when Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian royal scribes referred to contemporary enemies, the Cimmerians and Medes, as Umman-manda they were alluding to The Cuthean Legend of Naram-Sin, an influential literary text first attested in the early second millennium.
A late (c 1400 BC) witness to an old tradition includes a king of Kanesh called Zipani among seventeen local city-kings who rose up against the Akkadian Naram-Sin (ruled c.
Several articles are devoted to aspects that include sexuality and the significance of landscape on the famous Akkadian Stela of Naram-Sin.
Some objects, such as the Warka vase and the Bassetki statue base of Naram-Sin, were clearly stolen to order, while a number of copies of famous pieces now in European museums were deliberately avoided.
The Sultantepe Tablets (Continued), IV: The Cuthaean Legend of Naram-Sin.
And Schneider implies that only Naram-Sin and Shulgi were deified, though the divine determinative was much more widely used and Su-Sin had a temple dedicated to him.
The texts on political relationships between Syria and Lower Mesopotamia (Syria and Akkad, inscriptions from the periods of Sargon and Naram-Sin, Syria and Ur III on commercial traffic) are presented in chapter 4.
This is most evident in the cases of Naram-Sin of Akkad and Shulgi of Ur (see Piotr Michalowski, "The Mortal Kings of Ur: A Short Century of Divine Rule in Ancient Mesopotamia").
Why does she think that the Old Babylonian compositions Erra and Naram-Sin and Elegy on the Death of Naram-Sin are about Naram-Sin of Agade, rather than Naram-Sin of Eshnunna, although she suggests that the latter was one of the most important rulers of his time (pp.
Its development can be traced from Uruk rulers, who introduced royal images that became standard for several millennia and who stand facing the goddess Inana, to whom deified kings were later symbolically married; to Early Dynastic kings who claimed divine parentage; to Naram-Sin of Akkad, who first wrote his name with the divine determinative.
In "Genesis," Glassner provides evidence for the Chronicle of the Single Monarchy being composed during the Old Akkadian period, most likely during the reign of Naram-Sin, and for the text being reworked in the time of Utu-hegal, shortly after the king of Uruk brought kingship back from the Gutians and re-established the values of civilization.
The first Mesopotamian ruler to begin the practice of self-deification was Naram-Sin of Akkad, grandson of the famous Sargon of Akkad, founder of the Old Akkadian dynasty (Farber 1983; Franke 1995; Westenholz 1999).