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  Cuneiform Tablets: Home Page
Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III presents clay tablets, cones, and brick fragments inscribed using the ancient writing system known as cuneiform from the Library of Congress’ collections.
The 38 tablets are dated from the reign of Gudea of Lagash (2144-2124 B.C.) to Shalmanassar III (858-824 B.C.) during the New Assyrian Empire (884-612 B.C.).
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
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  Gudea - Definition, explanation
Gudea was a ruler (ensi) of the city of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled ca.
Gudea chose the title of ensi (town-king), not the more exalted lugal (Akkadian sharrum) like Eanatum of Lagash, Lugalzagesi of Umma and of course Sargon of Akkad, but he styled himself "God of Lagash" at one occasion.
Gudea's year names do not mention any military campaigns, but emphasize the building of irrigation channels, the building of temples and the creation of precious gifts to the Gods.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/g/gu/gudea.php   (651 words)

  
  Gudea Summary
An ensi or governor, Gudea ruled the late Sumerian city-state of Lagash, and fostered a golden age of peace and prosperity despite attacks by the Gutians from the mountains in the north.
Gudea was a ruler (ensi) of the city of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled ca.
Gudea claimed to have conquered Elam and Anshan, but his inscriptions emphasize the building of irrigation channels and temples, and the creation of precious gifts to the gods.
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  Gudea: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
...Gudea Gudea Gudea was a ruler of the city of Lagash in Sumer.
Gudea was a ruler of the city of Lagash in Sumer.
Reign of Gudea was the peak of the state of Lagash, which soon after became a part of the Ur III Kingdom[?].
www.encyclopedian.com /gu/Gudea.html   (261 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Gudea
Gudea was a ruler (ensi) of the city of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled ca.
Gudea chose the title of ensi (town-king), not the more exalted lugal (Akkadian sharrum) like Eanatum of Lagash, Lugalzagesi of Umma and of course Sargon of Akkad, but he styled himself "God of Lagash" at one occasion.
Gudea's year names do not mention any military campaigns, but emphasize the building of irrigation channels, the building of temples and the creation of precious gifts to the Gods.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Gudea   (694 words)

  
 Gudea -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gudea chose the title of ensi (town-king), not the more exalted lugal (Akkadian sharrum); though he did style himself "god of Lagash".
Gudea claimed to have conquered Elam and Anshan, but his inscriptions emphasize the building of irrigation channels and temples, and the creation of precious gifts to the gods.
Q is dedicated to Ningiszida, Gudea's personal protective deity more properly connected to Fara and Tell Abu Salabih, the smaller M, N and O to his "wife" Gestinanna.
www.gurgaongrid.com /mediawiki/index.php/Gudea   (590 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The continued use of 'lugul' in reference to deities seems to indicate a conscious attempt on the parts of the rulers to assume a position of humility in relation to the world--whether this was honest humility or a political ploy is unknown.
The pleas to the gods under Gudea and his successors appear more creative and honest: Whereas the Akkadian kings followed a rote pattern of cursing the progeny and tearing out the foundations of those that vandalize a stele, the Lagašite kings send various messages.
The social reforms instituted during Gudea's rulership, which included the cancellation of debts and allowing women to own family land, may be honest reform or may be a return to old Lagašite custom.
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 The building of Ningirsu´s temple
Gudea placed the clay into the brick mould and acted exactly as prescribed, bringing the first brick of the house into existence in it, while all the bystanders sprinkled oil or cedar perfume.
Gudea lay down for a dream oracle, and while he was sleeping a message came to him: in the vision he saw his master´s house already built, the E-ninnu separating heaven and earth.
Gudea made Nin-jirsu ´s house come out like the sun from the clouds, had it grow to be like hills of lapis lazuli and had it stand to be marvelled at like hills of white alabaster.
www.utexas.edu /courses/classicalarch/readings/Ningirsu.html   (7785 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to his own records, Gudea brought cedars from the Amanus and Lebanon mountains in Syria, diorite from eastern Arabia, copper and gold from central and southern Arabia and from Sinai, while his armies were engaged in battles in Elam on the east.
Gudea, following Sargon, was one of the first rulers to claim divinity for himself; and we have even a fairly good idea of what Gudea looked like, since he had his numerous statues or idols depicting himself with unprecedented, lifelike realism, placed in temples throughout Sumer.
Gudea took advantage of artistic development because he evidently wanted posterity thousands of years later to know exactly what he looked like, and in that he has succeeded -- a feat that was available to him as royalty, but not to the common people who could not afford to have statues engraved of themselves.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Lagash   (1094 words)

  
 Museumkennis - Gudea van Lagash
Gudea liet veel kostbare diorieten beelden van zichzelf maken, waaronder deze kop.
Gudea is vooral bekend om het grote aantal beelden van dioriet die hij van zichzelf liet maken, en om de talrijke inscripties, waaronder de grote hymne voor de herbouw van de tempel van Ningirsu.
Gudea droeg de titel van ensi, een term waarvan de precieze betekenis nog onduidelijk is, maar die grofweg vertaald kan worden als stadsvorst.
www.museumkennis.nl /lp.rmo/museumkennis/i000282.html   (1033 words)

  
 Gudea, prince of Lagash, seated statue dedicated to the god Ningishzida | Musée du Louvre
Gudea, prince of the independent kingdom of Lagash in the late 3rd millennium, is known for his piety and prolific building of temples.
The statuary of his reign, consisting mainly in representations of himself, is a reflection of his piety, in constrast with the bellicose themes of art of the Akkadian period.
The inscription on the statuette is a dedication to the god Ningishzida, who was Gudea's personal god; a list of the temples built by the prince follows, ending with the temple of Ningishzida built in the oldest district of the city, where the statuette stood.
www.louvre.fr /llv/oeuvres/detail_notice.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673225316&CURRENT_LLV_NOTICE%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198673225316&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723696500800&baseIndex=39&bmUID=1140963266948&bmLocale=en   (797 words)

  
 More Ladies... - www.GatewaysToBabylon.com
Gudea, the founder of the Third Dynasty of Ur, called her the daughter of Enki and the sister of Ningirsu (Sumerian god of a district of a city of Lagash) and Nisaba (goddess of writing).
According to Gudea, She was the sister of Ningirsu and Nanshe, and was as such part of the Lagash pantheon.
Gudea is also the first reference to Nisaba´s aspect as the patroness of scribes: "She holds the pure stylus, the laws of the land are known as the laws of Nisaba".
www.gatewaystobabylon.com /gods/ladies/goddessketches.htm   (1343 words)

  
 Gudea von Lagasch
Gudea, der in der neueren Literatur gelegentlich auch als Priesterfürst oder Priesterkönig bezeichnet wird, war der dritte und bedeutendste Ensi der zweiten Dynastie von Lagasch während der Gutäerherrschaft in Sumer und Akkad.
Schon unter Gudeas Vorgänger Ur-Baba konnte Lagasch seinen Einfluss wieder auf weite Gebiete Sumers ausdehnen und den Einfluss der Gutäer und der sumerischen Stadtstaaten zurückdrängen.
Wie schon in der frühdynastischen Zeit wurde unter Gudea der Staat Lagasch vor allem vom Dreistädtebund Girsu, Lagasch und NINA-Siraran gebildet.
www.weblexikon.de /Gudea.html   (5710 words)

  
 Bronze figure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With an inscription of Gudea, ruler of Lagash
Gudea ruled at a time when the cities of southern Mesopotamia, which had been united under the empire of Agade (Akkad), were reasserting their independence.
Despite his wealth, however, Gudea's rule was limited to the area of his own city, which was soon absorbed into the new empire of Ur (called the Third Dynasty of Ur).
www.british-museum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?_IXDB_=compass&_IXFIRST_=1&_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXSPFX_=text/full/&$+with+all_unique_id_index+is+$=OBJ4619&submit-button=summary   (238 words)

  
 Gudea de Lagash · Mundo de Sophia
Gudea de Lagash, aunque realizó alguna campaña militar, no fue un rey guerrero; sus obras, sus textos, sus estatuas, nos hablan de un gran constructor, de un artista, de un poeta, de un patesi cuyo ideal de gobierno reflejan armonía y justicia.
Antes de comenzar, Gudea convocó a todo su pueblo para celebrar una gran fiesta de purificación, no sólo del espacio donde se alzaría el nuevo templo, sino de toda la ciudad.
Gudea manifiesta una humildad sencilla, sin pretensiones, que contrasta con la actitud sobresaliente con que se representaron los distintos reyes de Mesopotamia, en especial los acadios y los asirios.
www.mundosophia.com /ms_arti_gudea.html   (1295 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Gudea Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Statue of Gudea, British Museum London Gudea was a ruler of the city of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled ca.
He probably came from outside, but had married Ninalla, daughter of the ruler Urbaba (2164 - 2144 BC) of Lagash, which gained him entrance to the Royal house of Lagash.
Gudea choose the title of ensi (town-king), not the more exalted lugal (Akkadian sharrum) like Eanatum of Lagash, Lugalzagesi of Umma and of course Sargon of Akkad, but he styled himself "God of Lagash" at one occasion.
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 Iraq, Sumerian / Gudea, Ensi (Governor) of Lagash / c. 1250 BC
Context: One of the most enlightened rulers of the ancient Near East, Gudea was a patron of the arts, including literature and the visual arts.
This statue, showing Gudea with hands folded in prayer, probably originally stood in a shrine.
Since ancient sculptures were thought to possess life, this statue took Gudea's place in worshipping the gods.
www.davidrumsey.com /amico/amico12100129-35722.html   (331 words)

  
 InfoHub - View Single Post - Gudea of Lagash
Gudea was the ruler of the Sumerian city state of Lagash.
Manuscripts of Gudea's reign tell of Lagash conquering Anshan, which was to the south of Elam.
Gudea died in 2124 B.C. was succeeded by his son Ur-Ningirsu.
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 gudea statue votive
Gudea's personal god, and the making of this statue for her...
Gudea was ruler of Lagash a powerful city of Sumeria.
The figure represented is Gudea, the ruler of a large independent Sumerian...
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 Circular brick with an inscription of Gudea
Gudea is one of the best known, since he was a prolific builder and some of the longest and earliest Sumerian literary texts were written during his reign.
It goes on to record that Gudea, who is described as the ensi or 'governor' of Lagash, had built the god a temple complete with a portico made of cedar.
Despite his wealth, however, Gudea's rule was limited to the area of his own city which was soon absorbed into the new empire of Ur (called the Third Dynasty of Ur).
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ4613   (254 words)

  
 Units of Length
Gudea relates that he had a dream in which a man ordered him to build a temple; then a woman who held in her hand a tablet and a stylus performed thoughtfully some calculations and was followed by a man who presented another tablet with a plan.
Apparently the Statue H that presents an empty tablet portrays the tablet on which the abstract calculations are performed; since on this tablet there lies a rule as on the tablet with the plan, it follows that the calculations concerned the dimensions.
The Gudea cubit at Lagash equalled 495 mm.
www.metrum.org /measures/length_u.htm   (16305 words)

  
 Archaeological Sites
Gudea built and restored many of the Sumerian temples.
Gudea would often dedicate a work, such as a statue, to a god.
After Gudea’s death, the city of Lagash was ruled by his son.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/middle_east/lagash.html   (421 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Gudea was known for his devotion to education, religion, and good works.
During this time, many fine works of art were created; some of the best portraits were those of Gudea, ruler of Lagash.
Gudea ruled in southeast Iraq for twenty years.
www.umohs.org /arthistory/demo/09.htm   (292 words)

  
 Entertainment, Games and Travel - Gudea, Rest In Peace, For You Are Still Remembered
King Gudea was a ruler and high priest of Lagash, an ancient Sumerian city, around the year 2.400 B.C. and he was obsessed with having good public relations; his methods worked, for he is still remembered by thousands of tourists who visit many significant museums, including the Louvre, not to mention historians and archaeologists.
Almost one thousand and five hundred years before the first stone was placed in order to build the Roman Republic, a man called Gudea became the ruler of ancient Lagash, at the advent of history, for the Sumerians were those clever humans who learned to read and write before anybody else.
So, if you are going to visit a museum where one of those images of Gudea are exposed, be respectful: you will be standing in front a statue of probably the first demagogue, but evidently, a man to be taken seriously.
www.andinia.com /b2evolution/index.php?blog=8&title=gudea_rest_in_peace_for_you_are_still_re&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1   (356 words)

  
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Gudea set about restoring the temples of Lagash and commissioned a series of sculpture of the gods and himself to decorate these renovated structures.
While the art of the Akkadian period can be characterized by a sense of dynamic realism, the works from this Neo-Sumerian culture that survive are filled with a sense of piety and restraint, perhaps relating to their nature as religious icons.
While this alabaster head may not represent Gudea, or even his son, we can be sure that it was at least influenced by this remarkable group of sculptures that are some of the most emblematic works of art from the ancient world.
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