Analysis Of The Poem ' Sippar, Mesopotamia, There Laid A Temple Of The Sun God ' Shamash '

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In Sippar, Mesopotamia, there laid a temple of the sun god, Shamash. Within the courtyard of this temple, there stood a six-foot six-inch piece of Royal Art. On display for the generations of that era, and many eras after, many are able to awe in the narration of a victorious event. This art displays the triumph of Naram-Sin, and his Military, conquering the Lullabi people of Zargos mountains; habitants of Eastern Mesopotamia. In r. 2254-2218 BCE, Naram-Sin was inspired to leave an imprint of his heroism and supremacy by creating the ‘Stele of Naram-Sin’. This commemorated artifact held tremendous value to Naram-Sin and the Akkadian people. For one thousand years, the ‘Stele of Naram-Sin’ remained erected in that sacred courtyard. It stood until 12th Century BCE, when King Shutruk-Nahhunte and his military conquered Sippar. Spitefully, King Shutruk-Nahhunte transported the ‘Stele of Naram-Sin’ east to his capital, Susa, located in Mesopotamia. Then, with no regard of Naram-Sin and the Akkadian people, he inscribed on the stele his own victory account and readdressed the piece to his Elamite god. In the 19th Century, French archeologists excavated the ‘Stele of Naram-Sin’ and relocated it to be preserved and displayed for observation at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Naram-Sin was the grandson of Saragon I. Saragon ruled the Akkadian people from c. 2332 – 2279 BCE, north of Uruk. His ruling took place during the Sumerian period, which lead to the Akkadian people adopting the…

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