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A much rarer type of Gudea cone.
This inscription commemorates the restoration by Gudea, the governor of Lagash, of the Temple of NinDARa in Girsu, a city near Lagash. (The reading of the sign DAR in this name is uncertain.). This inscription is known as Gudea 36.
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Also a commonly found cone, that of Ishme-Dagan
Transliteration of Sumerian
"Ishme-Dagan, mighty man, King of Isin, King of the Four Quarters (of the world)
when he exempted the tax of Nippur, the city beloved by Enlil, and took its populace away from forced labor,
he built the wall of Isin, naming it "Ishme-Dagan, with Enlil, the great "date spadix"."
Interestingly, the building of the great wall was not commemorated in any of the year names of Ishme-Dagan, which are identified exclusively by various cultic events. The meaning of the wall name is obscure and uncertain.
Here are a few even clearer examples so that you can learn to recognize the name of this king.
15th Feb 09
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