Mesannepada

Mesannepada

Mesannepada (or Mesh-Ane-pada, "hero chosen by Heaven", sometimes called Nanne) was the first king listed for the first dynasty of Ur (ca. the 25th century BC) on the Sumerian king list. He is listed to have ruled for 80 years. Mesannepada overthrew Mesilim of Kish and Lugal-kitun of Uruk.

Mesannepada gave gifts to the kings of Mari, and according to a lapis lazuli bead inscription found there, his father was Meskalamdug. Seals from the royal cemetery at Ur have also been found bearing the names of Mesannepada and his predecessors Meskalamdug and Akalamdug, along with Queen Puabi.

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