Biography of King of Ur Shu-Sin (2037-2029 a.C.)

(Shu-Sin or Shu-Suen) Fourth King of the third dynasty of Ur, brother and successor of Amar-Sin. While this had 18 children (the future heir was called Ur-Bau), the throne passed to power of Shu-Shin - for some sumerologos son, and no brother, Amar-Sin - without any answer from anyone. In the third year of his reign he/she was to help the King of Simanum, married one of his daughters, being this dethroned. After defeating the rebels deported them to Nippur, where he/she founded a "prison camp", considered to be the first facility of its kind in history. It also took military actions against Simashki (to the North of Susania) and other less important enclaves on Zabshali, Sigrish Yabulmat, Alumiddatum, Garta and Shatilu. With the loot obtained in such campaigns made build a golden statue dedicated to the God Enlil. The following year began to raise the so-called wall of Amurru ("which has Tidnum to distance"), hoping that this element of Defense - consisting of a line of fortified almost 200 km long, reinforced with trenches of water, between Badigihursaga (near the Euphrates) and Simudar (on the Diyala River) - stopped in their raids, the Amoritesvillage Semitic it prowled the western borders of his Kingdom. Through other political marriages, he/she tried to ensure the peace of its borders and the normal development of trade. Built, among others, the temples in Ur Emuriabanak and Esagenada at Umma, and made large deliveries of metal to various gods. One of the most prestigious of his reign was go-Nanna, Grand Vizier (sukkalmakh), and Governor of six cities, which reached great personal power. The reign of Shu-Sin - person literary lauded by his concubine Kubatum in two famous hymns of love content - finished unless you know how. The throne passed to Ibbi-Sin, King considered his brother in the Sumerian real list (although it is now as her son and his wife Mama).