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Bronze head of a king, most likely Sargon of Akkad but possibly Naram-Sin. Unearthed in Nineveh (now in Iraq), Akkadian period, c. 2300 BC. Museum, Baghdad

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Empire of Sargon. The Akkadian Empire /əˈkeɪdiən/[2] was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad /ˈækæd/[3] 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.

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Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, king of Akkad. Circa 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th century BC. Restored in 1992 AD. Displayed in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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from Mail Online

Did CLIMATE CHANGE lead to Ancient Egypt's downfall?

Climate change, said Professor Manning, had major political implications. There was just enough change in the climate to upset food resources and other infrastructure, which is likely what led to the collapse of the Akkadian Empire and affected the Old Kingdom of Egypt and a number of other civilisations

| Assyrian battering ram:Assyria originated in the 23rd century BC, its earliest king Tudiya being a contemporary of Ibrium of Ebla.[3][4] It evolved from the Akkadian Empire of the late 3rd millennium BC.[5] Assyria was a strong nation under the rule of Ilushuma (1945–1906 BC), who founded colonies in Asia Minor and raided Isin and other Sumero-Akkadian states in southern Mesopotamia.

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Limestone recumbent bull figure, Tell Brak, Syria, Akkadian, c. 2300-2159 BCE. Eyes created with shell and bitumen inlay. Posture based on earlier Sumerian examples. Figure of human-headed bull is associated with sun god.

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Mesopotamian moon god. He was called Nanna in Sumerian, and Su'en or Sin in Akkadian. The earliest writings of both are roughly contemporary, and occur interchangeably.