University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Richard Zettler

The Empire of Ur-Nammu under His Descendants

By: Richard Zettler

Ur-Nammu established an independent state centered on Ur in 2112 B.C. After Ur-Nammu’s death, his son Shulgi expanded the territorial limits of the state, mainly to the east of the Tigris in what is today southwestern Iran or, in ancient times, the land of Elam. He also undertook a series of important political, administrative, and […]