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What do inscriptions in the temple of the god Enlil in Nippur suggest?
Sargon's campaign began as a defensive countermeasure against Lugalzagesi's attack on Akkad but ended with his defeating Lugalzagesi and fifty other city rulers and a campaign against the strongholds of Ur and Lagash.
How did Sargon expand his empire?
By leading successful military campaigns in northern Mesopotamia and against the tribal Amorites to the west, the Syrian states of Mari and Ebla, and Elam in western Iran.
By 2200 B.C. internal conflict and external pressure left the ________ Empire in disarray.
Who was one of the most famous local rulers of the time?
Gudea or Lagash
Gudea's building and furnishing of many temples in Lagsh was sometimes referred to as the earliest beggining of the ______________, or Sumerian Renaissance.
Neo-Sumerian Revival
Around 2113 B.C., the warrior-king ___________ founded the last dynasty of Sumerian kings.
Which empire encouraged the construction of monumental architecture, including the first known proper ziggurats.
Ur III Empire
Name some ways Ur III's policies continued the trends of their Sargonic predecessors.
Temple building, appointment or royal daughters as high priestesses at Ur.
What are ensi?
king-appointed civil and military governors
What was Ur-Nammu probably best known for?
His administrative and legal reforms.