2600 BC - 2500 BC

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Akurgal (Sumerian: 𒀀𒆳𒃲, "Descendant of the Great Mountain" in Sumerian) was the second king (Ensi) of the first dynasty of Lagash. His relatively short reign took place in the first part of the 25th century BCE (circa 2464-2455 BCE), during the period of the archaic dynasties. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akurgal has received more than 23,946 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Akurgal is the 89th most popular archaeologist, the 312th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 284th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iraqi Archaeologist.

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Page views of Akurgals by language

Over the past year Akurgal has had the most page views in the with 5,897 views, followed by Russian (1,064), and Spanish (824). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (310.77%), Asturian (72.89%), and Catalan (27.67%)


Among archaeologists, Akurgal ranks 89 out of 151Before him are Ernesto Schiaparelli, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, J. P. Mallory, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Dorothy Garrod, and Ernst Herzfeld. After him are John Evans, Donald Johanson, Edward Robinson, John Marshall, Jean-François Séguier, and Massimo Pallottino.

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Among people born in 2600 BC, Akurgal ranks 17Before him are Kawab, Nefertiabet, Khamerernebty I, Meskalamdug, Ankhhaf, and A'annepada.  Among people deceased in 2500 BC, Akurgal ranks 7Before him are Userkaf, Ur-Nanshe, Khentkaus III, Peseshet, A'annepada, and En-anna-tum I.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Akurgal ranks 312 out of 384Before him are Ashur-nadin-apli (-1300), Hussein Saeed (1958), Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi (1863), Asharid-apal-Ekur (-1200), En-anna-tum I (-2500), and Ninurta-tukulti-Ashur (-1200). After him are Abdul Aziz al-Hakim (1952), Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (1948), Mullah Krekar (1956), Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf (750), Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1931), and David Sassoon (1792).

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Among archaeologists born in Iraq, Akurgal ranks 2Before him are Hormuzd Rassam (1826).