Ur-Ningirsu I

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Ur-Ningirsu
𒌨𒀭𒎏𒄈𒍪
Ruler of Lagash
Reignc. 2200 BCE
SuccessorPirig-me
DynastyRulers of Lagash
Ur-Ningirsu I ruled in Lagash.

Ur-Ningirsu I (Sumerian: 𒌨𒀭𒎏𒄈𒍪, Ur-D-nin-gir-su), was a Sumerian ruler (ensi) of the state of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled c. 2200 BCE. He much less known and documented than Ur-Ningirsu II, generally just called Ur-Ningirsu.[1][2]

The existence of Ur-Ningirsu I was proved by an inscription in the British Museum (an offering list, referenced BM 18474), in which he is called "Ur-Ningirsu the elder" (Ur-D-nin-gir-su gu-la), and is contrasted a few lines later by another ruler described as "Ur-Ningirsu, son of Gudea".[1] He would be the son of Ur-Nin-MAR.KI according to the Lagash King List.[1]

Ur-Ningirsu I is also known by a few year names:

1. "Year: Ur-Ningirsu became ruler"
2. "Year: Ur-Ningirsu became ruler, following year"
a. "Year: The š. (priest), found by means of a sacrificial animal" b. "Year: The l. (priest) of Bau, found by means of a sacrificial animal" c. "Year: The i. (priest) of Ningirsu, found by means of a sacrificial animal"

— Year names of Ur-Ningirsu I.[1]

His son was Pirig-me.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Edzard, Sibylle; Edzard, Dietz Otto (1997). Gudea and His Dynasty. University of Toronto Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-8020-4187-6.
  2. ^ "Brief notes on Lagash II chronology". cdli.ox.ac.uk.
  3. ^ "Brief notes on Lagash II chronology". cdli.ox.ac.uk.


Regnal titles
Preceded by
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King of Lagash
ca. 22nd century BCE
Succeeded by
Pirig-me