People - Ancient Near East: Lugalanda
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Lugalanda in Wikipedia
Lugalanda (also Lugal-anda) was a Sumerian king of Lagash in the 24th century BC.
He was the son of the high priest of Lagash, and was made king by him. By this time the priests had become stronger and occupied the throne. The priests, especially the high priests, remained mighty during Lugalanda's reign.
Lugalanda was married with Baranamtarra, the daughter of a great landowner who had commercial connections with the queen of Adab.
All documents which mention the reign of Lugalanda describe him as a bad king. They say his reign was a time of corruption and injustice against the weak. Inscriptions state that the king confiscated approximately 650 Morgen (up to 650 hectares) of land.
After nine years in power, Lugalanda was overthrown by Urukagina.
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