The Great Fatted Bull
Introduction
Tablet #36
Translation
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Transliteration
Sumerian Images
Sumerian History
The Royal Tombs of Ur
The Standard of Ur:  War
The Standard of Ur:  King
The "Standard" of Ur?
Eannatum
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 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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If you still don’t believe that the unknown ruler is Ur-Namma, then try this experiment:
 

Think of every man you’ve ever known or met in your life. Add to this every man you’ve seen pictured in books, newspapers, magazines, TV, or the movies; in other words, every man in the history of the world, ancient or modern.

Now eliminate everyone who does not have heavy-lidded eyes. That will be most of the men.

Of the few men remaining, eliminate everyone who does not also have large ears.

Of the heavy-lidded men with large ears, eliminate all those who do not also have a rounded tip of the nose.

Of the men with heavy-lidded eyes, large ears, and a rounded nose, eliminate all those whose right eye is not smaller and more heavy-lidded than the left.

Does anyone remain, in the entire history of the world, except for Ur-Namma?