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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.
- also known as Akkad, Iraq
- founded in 2299 B.C. (4314 years ago)
- part of Baghdad Governorate, Iraq
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Silk Road Encyclopedia (2016)
by Jeong Su-il
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 ...
by Richard T. Schaefer
the Akkadian Empire dominated Mesopotamia (parts of modern Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran) and engaged in regional trade with nations around the Persian Gulf. Much later, the Mongolian Empire (1206–1405) became the ...
by James Michael Welsh, Donald M. Whaley
were fully aware of the deep roots of civilization in Mesopotamia, of the way in which the Persian empire built on the sequence of civilization that stretched through Assyrians and Babylonians back to Sargon's Akkadian empire and to Sumer, ...
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