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Shu-Sin

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5-mina weight with the name of Shu-Sin, from Girsu, Louvre MuseumShu-sin was king of Sumer and Akkad, and was the penultimate king of the Ur III dynasty. He succeeded his brother Amar-Sin, and reigned c. 1972-1964 BC. (short chronology)Following an open revolt of his Amorite subjects, he directed the construction of a fortified wall between the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers in his fourth year, intending it to hold off any further Amorite attacks. He was succeeded by his son Ibbi-Sin.See also[edit]Ancient Near East portalHistory of SumerSumerian king listReferences[edit]Shu-Sin year names at cdliStiebing Jr., William H. (2003). Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture. New York: Pearson Education. ISBN 0-321-06674-X.

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