Enmerkar

Enmerkar[lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 2] was an ancient Sumerian ruler to whom the construction of Uruk and a 420-year reign[lower-alpha 3] was attributed. According to literary sources, he led various campaigns against the land of Aratta.

Enmerkar
𒂗𒈨𒅕𒃸
Priest-king of Uruk from the Late Uruk Period
King of the First dynasty of Uruk
Reignc. 3400-3100 BC (Late Uruk Period)[1][2]
PredecessorMeshkiangasher
SuccessorLugalbanda
DynastyUruk I