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21 - Neo-Sumerian Period/Third Dynasty of Ur(2130-2021...

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2/3/11 Neo-Sumerian Period/Third Dynasty of Ur (2130-2021) --- Post-Akkadian Period, occupation by the Gutii (2230-2130) --- Gudea of Lagash, c. 2100 --- Votive statues from Lagash --- Ur- Nammu of Ur: Ziggurat to the moon god Nanna (Sin) Akkadian Empire falls apart after the death of Naram-Sin o Creates power vacuum Gutii come in and occupy region for about a century Unsure who exactly they were Statues of Gudea of Lagash o Seated worshipper statue Return to old worshipper style with hand folded from ED Differences exist however o Eyes are proportional o Headgear No longer has bun in the back Wearing sort of headband/turban New sign of Sumerian kingship o No longer wear woven, leaf looking dress o Bare feet Sign of humility before the gods In another model he holds plans for construction Sign that he is dedicated to building up society and helping people Ur – Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu o Really stands out against flat landscape o Made mostly of mud brick
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