Excavated by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in the 1933-1934 season. Standing Male Worshipper (Votive Statue) from the Square Temple at Eshnunna (Tell Asmar, Iraq) (c.2900 - 2600 BCE.) 2700 BCE. I. J. Gelb, "A Tablet of Unusual Type from Tell Asmar". Ituria built a palace and a temple dedicated to Shu-Sin. Occupied since the Jemdet Nasr period around 3000 BCE, Eshnunna was a major city during the Early Dynastic period of Mesopotamia, beginning with the rise of the Akkadian Empire. , Carol Meyer et al., "From Zanzibar to Zagros: A Copal Pendant from Eshnunna,", Henri Frankfort, "The Indus civilization and the Near East.".  By 1870 BCE, Eshnunna was revived. All have greatly enlarged inlaid eyes, but the tallest figure, the main cult image depicting the local god, has enormous eyes that give it a "fierce power". The Laws of Eshnunna, Reuven Yaron, BRILL, 1988, TAARII efforts to rescue Iraqi Archaeological publications, The Square Temple at Tell Asmar and the Construction of Early Dynastic Mesopotamia ca. Palmyra: the modern destruction of an ancient city, https://smarthistory.org/standing-male-worshipper-from-the-square-temple-at-eshnunna-tell-asmar/. They, along with sculpture found there, helped form the basis for the three part archaeological separation of the Early Dynastic period into ED I, ED II, and ED III for the ancient Near East. Claim this business Favorite Share More Directions Sponsored Topics.  In 1780 BCE the kingdom of Assyria, led by Shamshi-Adad I, turned on Eshnunna and conquered the cities of Nerebtum and Shaduppum. Web. Because of its promise of control over lucrative trade routes, Eshnunna could function somewhat as a gateway between Mesopotamian and Elamite culture. We have also been recommended for educational use by the following publications: Ancient History Encyclopedia Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Canada. Uploaded by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin, published on 25 May 2019 under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. Maria deJong Ellis, "Notes on the Chronology of the Later Eshnunna Dynasty". We believe art has the power to transform lives and to build understanding across cultures. Athanadoros, Hagesandros, and Polydoros of Rhodes, Petra: The rose red city of the Nabataeans, Temple of Minerva and the sculpture of Apollo (Veii), City of Rome overview—origins to the archaic period, Roman funeral rituals and social status: The Amiternum tomb and the tomb of the Haterii, An introduction to ancient Roman architecture, The archaeological context of the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum), Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden, Looting, collecting, and exhibiting: the Bubon bronzes, The rediscovery of Pompeii and the other cities of Vesuvius, Tomb of the Scipios and the sarcophagus of Scipio Barbatus, Bronze head from a statue of the Emperor Hadrian, Rome's layered history — the Castel Sant'Angelo, The Severan Tondo: Damnatio memoriae in ancient Rome.