Three NEAR EAST pieces to remember? Stele of NaramSin AKKADIAN 2300-2200 BCE Votive of Gudea NEO-SUMERIAN 2141-2122 BCE Stele of Hammurabi BABYLONIAN c1780 BCE A stele is a monument composed of a single column or shaft typically erected to commemorate an important event or person. The Akkadians under Sargon dominated the Sumerians about 2300 BC. Naram-Sin was Sargon's grandson. The god-like Akkadian kings ruled with absolute authority. Naram-Sin's title was "King of the Four Quarters" meaning "Ruler of the World." Damaged on both the top and bottom, Naram-Sin's stele depicts the king's defeat of the Lullubi peoples of present-day Iran. Stele of NaramSin, AKKADIAN 2300-2200 BCE
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