Lugalanda, also Lugal-anda (Sumerian: 𒈗𒀭𒁕) was a Sumerian king of Lagash during the 24th century BC.[1]

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Clay bulla impressed with the seal of Lugalanda, one of the last kings of the Ist Dynasty of Lagash. Early Dynastic III (c. 2400 BC). Found in Telloh (ancient Girsu).
Ensí of Lagash, Lugal
Reign24th century BC
Dynasty1st Dynasty of Lagash
ReligionSumerian religion
Lugalanda was king of Lagash, circa 2400 BC.

Lugalanda was the son of the high priest of Lagash, who appointed him as king. At this time the high priests of Lagash were very influential, and either occupied the throne, or decided who should. The priests, especially the high priests, remained very influential during Lugalanda's reign.

Lugalanda was married to Baranamtarra, the daughter of a great landowner who had commercial connections with the queen of Adab.

All documents mentioning the reign of Lugalanda describe him as a wealthy and corrupt king. They say his reign was a time of great 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.[1]

Seals of Lugalanda.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Finegan, Jack (2019). Archaeological History Of The Ancient Middle East. Routledge. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-429-72638-5.
  2. ^ King, Leonard William (1910). A History of Sumer and Akkad.


Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Lagash
ca. 24th century BCE
Succeeded by