·2334 - 2154 BCE. The Akkadian Empire was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad and its surrounding region in ancient Mesopotamia. The Akkadian…
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Sargon (2335 - 2279 BC) The Akkadian period; the founder of the Akkadian dynasty; the first Akkadian ruler; capital at Akkad. Fought against the Uruk, conquered southern Mesopotamia, expanded and created an empire that included southwestern and southern Iran. Launched military expeditions to the "High Country." He rose to dominate the "four corners of the world."
The Akkadian Empire reached its political peak between the 24th and 22nd centuries BC, following the conquests by its founder Sargon of Akkad (2334–2279 BC). Under Sargon and his successors, Akkadian language was briefly imposed on neighboring conquered states such as Elam. Akkad is sometimes regarded as the first empire in history, though there are earlier Sumerian claimants.
Mesopotamia - Akkadian Empire Circa 2270–2083 BC.Sargon the Great was a great ruler of Akkad.He established his own city named Akkad.He conquered the Sumerian city-states and united northern and southern Mesopotamia under a single ruler.One of the great kings of Akkad was Naram-Sin. He was the grandson of Sargon the Great.He crushed revolts and expanded the empire. His reign is considered the peak of the Akkadian Empire.
Weight in shape of frog | Babylonian | Old Babylonian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stone frog, ca. 2,000-1,600 BCE, with Akkadian inscription that indicates it is a unit of weight equal to 10 'minas,' the Mesopotamian unit of measure, weighing about 500 grams (18 ounces). The weight system was based on the talent or the average load that could be carried by a man or animal (about 30 kilograms). According to the Sumerian sexagesimal system, the talent was divided into 60 minas, and a mina was divided into 60 shekels.
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The Akkadian/Sumerian poet Enheduanna is the world's first author known by name and was the daughter of Sargon of Akkad, the leader of the world's first empire. Sargon made her the high priestess of the moon god Nanna in Ur. She composed hymns to Nanna's daughter Inanna, known to Akkadians as Ishtar and revered as the goddess of love and war.-disc of calcite,ca.2300 B.C., Akkadian period. The British Museum - London
AKKADIAN-ASSYRIAN CALENDAR, ASHUR,1800 BC. Stone-cast disc, brown-ochre hydrostone, 120 mm (4.75 inches), 10 mm thickness (approx half inch) with parchment description. Calendar tablets like this and others discovered at Mari in Syria, make it clear that the Semitic Akkadians possessed a highly developed calendar by 1800 BC, with allocations based on a 29 and 30 day lunar month.
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Plaque of Asherah, in Semitic mythology, is a mother goddess who appears in a number of ancient sources. She appears in Akkadian writings by the name of Ashratum/Ashratu, and in Hittite as Asherdu or Ashertu or Aserdu or Asertu. Asherah is generally considered identical with the Ugaritic goddess Athirat.
The Akkadian/Sumerian poet Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is the world’s first author known by name and was the daugher of Sargon of Akkad (Sargon the Great). Whether Enheduanna was, in fact, a blood relative of Sargon’s or the title was figurative is not known. Sargon placed enormous trust in Enheduanna in elevating her to the position of high priestess of the most important temple in Sumer.
Map of Mesopotamia: Empire of Sargon
Empire of Sargon. The Akkadian Empire /əˈkeɪdiən/ was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad /ˈækæd/ 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. Empire: 2334-2193 BCE.