Ancient Mesopotamia 3300-331 B.C.E.: Family and Social Trends Research Article from World Eras

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Circa Mid Twentieth Century B.C.E.
High Priestess Of Ur

King's Daughter. The kings of the First Dynasty of Isin went to great lengths to justify their claim to kingship. Following the example of Sargon of Akkad two centuries earlier, the fourth king of the dynasty, Ishme-Dagan (circa 1953 - circa 1935 B.C.E.), installed his daughter Enanatum as the high priestess at Ur, where she was charged with the task of rebuilding the ancient temple. It has been suggested that she was responsible for the preservation of a stone disk bearing an inscription and image of Sargon's daughter Enheduana, the first high priestess of the moon god at Ur.

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R. McHale-Moore, "The Mystery of Enheduanna's Disk," Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society, 27 (2000): 69-74.

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