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Akkadian Empire


The Akkadian Empire was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad and its surrounding region in ancient Mesopotamia which united all the indigenous Akkadian speaking Semites and the Sumerian speakers under one rule within a multilingual empire. The Akkadian Empire controlled Mesopotamia, the Levant, and parts of Iran.

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Google previewComplete Idiot's Guide to Saving the Environment (2000)

by Greg Pahl

The ancient Akkadian Empire is a case in point. Around 2200 B.C.E., some archeologists claim that an abrupt dry spell parched the northern region of the Mesopotamian valley, causing the downfall of the entire empire that stretched 800 miles ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

In Mesopotamia the late period of the Uruk culture, the early period of Sumerian history, the Akkadian Empire, the Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian periods, and the period of the Kassite kings of Babylonia all occur in the Bronze Age. Egyptian ...

Google previewThe Silk Road Encyclopedia (2016)

by Su-il Jeong

who migrated north gave rise to Mesopotamian civilization in 3000 BCE, and in 2600 BCE Sargon established the Akkadian Empire, or the empire of the Semites. Semites contributed greatly to ancient ...

Google previewHarperCollins Bible Dictionary - Revised & Updated (2011)

by Mark Allan Powell

farther south, the citystates composing the Akkadian Empire (Old Babylonia) were sustained by the agriculture and trade provided by the rivers and the floodnourished agriculture in the plain between the rivers. Little is known about Akkadian ...

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