Foundation Peg of Entemena

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 August 2017

This is a baked clay foundation peg, which was dedicated by Entemena, king of Lagash. It refers to a treaty with the king of Uruk. The political bond between Lagash and Uruk mentioned in this text is the earliest formal interstate relationship known within Babylonia. Early Dynastic Period, 2404-2375 BCE. From Bad Tibira (modern Tell al-Madineh), Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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