The Great Fatted Bull
Tablet #36
Sumerian Images
Sumerian History
The Royal Tombs of Ur
The Standard of Ur:  War
The Standard of Ur:  King
The "Standard" of Ur?
Vulture Stele Translation
Sumerian War Chariots
War Chariot Deconstructed
Gudea Translation
The Face of Gudea
The Face of Ur-Ningirsu
The Face of Lugal-agrig-zi
Ur-Namma Translation
The Face of Ur-Namma
Face of Ur-Namma, part II
I am Ur-Namma
The Face of Shulgi
Who Were the Sumerians?
Other Sumerian Kings
The Shepherd Kings
The Kings of Uruk
War: Umma and Lagash
Enmetena Vase
Enmetena Tablet
Enmetena, not Urukagina
Urukagina Liberty Cones
The Man of Umma
Lugalzagesi Translation
The Princess Wife
The Great Fatted Jackass
Sargon's Victory Stele
Helmet: the King of Kish
The Standard of Mari?
The Invention of Writing
Adventures in Cuneiform
The Sumerian Scribe
A Masterpiece
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Lugal, "king".

The stories of Ur-Namma, Gudea, and Eannatum have already been extensively covered on  other pages of this website. The purpose of this section is to give the biographies of other great Sumerian kings. As can be seen by the the tabs on the left, the pages for Urukagina, Lugalzagesi, and Enmetena have already been completed. I also intend to add new pages for Ur-Nanshe and Enannatum sometime in the near future.

A Sumerian king (right) has a drink while being attended by a servant. The king is holding a shepherd's flail, a symbol of authority. The servant holds his hand under his armpit as a gesture of obedience. Detail from a lyre inlay, partially restored. See the entire inlay.

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9-Nov-2013     Ur-Ningirsu

2-Feb-2015     The Shepherd Kings

13-Feb-2015   The Kings of Uruk