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Akkad was the capital of the Akkadian Empire, which was the dominant political force in Mesopotamia at the end of the third millennium BCE. The existence of Akkad is known only from textual sources; its location has not yet been identified, although scholars have proposed a number of different sites. Most recent proposals point to a location east of the Tigris.
- part of Akkadian Empire
Akkad is a fictional character from the 2001 film Mimic 2.
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Understanding Collapse (2017)
by Guy D. Middleton
Van De Mieroop suggests that opposition to Akkadian rule might have been the major cause of its collapse; 'that even the region near the capital participated in the opposition to Akkad is a sign that the idea of centralized rule was intolerable ...
by Brigitte Lion, Cécile Michel
But even if we assume that the texts stem from another area of the site, and the link with the capital Akkad is a weak one, it is striking that the total number of people involved in the local production seems indeed rather modest, especially when ...
by Terri Ginsberg, Chris Lippard
AKKAD, MOUSTAPHA (1935–2005). Akkad was an innovative film producer and director who made both Hollywood genre films and Arab and Muslim-themed epics promoting cultural understanding, during a career spanning more than three ...
The Prophet's Dictionary (2006)
by Paula A. Price Ph.D.
Akkad—Akkad is one of the Babylonian cities that Nimrod built. It is a sister city of the Babel, Calneh, Erech, Sumerian family of ancient civilizations. Akkadia, another name for it, is an offshoot of Sumer, the ancient city that is renowned for ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
AKKAD BabykmwK'Sl' SUMER 848Uruk. .Lqgqsh Q °III/.4Ur m A Mesopotamia is a Greek name that means “land between the rivers.” It describes an ancient region between the Tigris and Euphrates ...
by Merrill F. Unger
BELSHAZ′ZAR (Bel-shuz′er; Akkad. Bel-shar-usur, “Bel has protected the king ”). The eldest son and coregent of Nabonidus (539 B.C.), the last sovereign of the neo-Babylonian Empire. The following passage explicitly states that before ...
by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney
Akkad. ak ́ad (, akkad H422, ...
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Omar El Akkad at ALA Midwinter
This man's book is sure to get some serious attention due to it's prescient anticipation of Trump's America.
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If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message. (Moustapha Akkad)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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