Weld-Blundell Prism: The Sumerian King-List: Why did he write it?
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; number: AN1923.444
Why did he write it?
There may well have been a political purpose in compiling the list:
- It may have been meant to demonstrate that Babylonia had always been united under one ruler.
- It was intended to imply that the rulers in different cities had ruled over the whole region.
- The list legitimized the political ambitions of the ruler of Larsa at the time of writing.