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p. 515. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 BCElocked

  • Amanda H. Podany


‘The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce’ looks at the collapse of the Akkadian Empire after the reign of the fourth successor to Sargon. The most significant kingdom to rise out of this ending in terms of size and influence was that of the Third Dynasty of Ur, created by a king called Ur-Namma. Ur-Namma was the first king to put laws in writing. Much was accomplished during this period and the scribes recorded all the details. Ur-Namma and his son, Shulgi who succeeded him, made many efforts to unite the land. However, like its precursors, the kingdom of the Third Dynasty of Ur came to an end and the various Mesopotamian cities over which it ruled reverted once again to local rule.

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