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Old 22-01-2016, 09:11 PM   #13
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Lightbulb Sumerian King List

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Is an ancient manuscript originally recorded in the Sumerian language, listing kings of Sumer (ancient southern Iraq) from Sumerian and neighboring dynasties, their supposed reign lengths, and the locations of kingship.. Kingship was seen as handed down by the gods, and could be transferred from one city to another, reflecting perceived hegemony in the region..Throughout its Bronze Age existence, the document evolved into a political tool.. Its final and single attested version, dating to the Middle Bronze Age, aimed to legitimize Isin's claims to hegemony when Isin was vying for dominance with Larsa and other neighboring city-states in southern Mesopotamia...

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Isin (Sumerian: I3-si-inki, modern Arabic: Ishan al-Bahriyat) is an archaeological site in Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Iraq.. Excavations have shown that it was an important city-state in the past..Isin is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Nippur.. It is a tell, or settlement mound, about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) across and with a maximum height of 8 metres (26 ft)..The site of Isin was occupied at least as early as the Early Dynastic period in the middle of the 3rd millennium BC, and possibly as far back as the Ubaid period.. While cuneiform tablets from that time were found, the first epigraphic reference to Isin was not until the Ur III period..For over 100 years, Isin flourished.. Remains of large buildings projects, such as temples, have been excavated. Many royal edicts and law-codes from that period have been discovered.. The centralized political structure of Ur-III was largely continued, with Isin's rulers appointing governors and other local officials to carry out their will in the provinces.. Lucrative trade routes to the Persian Gulf remained a crucial source of income for Isin...

The list blends prehistorical, presumably mythical predynastic rulers enjoying implausibly lengthy reigns with later, more plausibly historical dynasties. Although the primal kings are historically unattested, this does not preclude their possible correspondence with historical rulers who were later mythicized. Some Assyriologists view the predynastic kings as a later fictional addition..Only one ruler listed is known to be female:Kug-Bau "the (female) tavern-keeper", who alone accounts for the Third Dynasty of Kish..The earliest listed ruler whose historicity has been archaeologically verified is Enmebaragesi of Kish, ca. 2600 BC.. Reference to him and his successor, Aga of Kish in the Epic of Gilgamesh has led to speculation that Gilgamesh himself may have been a historical king of Uruk..Isla del Rio is one of the Falkland Islands..It is located in Byron Sound to the south of East Island and Pebble Island... never got to use knight-vision..Why do you let this cracker hang around with you, man?..I don't care if he's from Joannesburg..Walter, just stand outside so Chief can translate my Iraqi ass map..okay?..

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