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The Akkadians

Home turf of the ancient Akkadians was Akkad, today's central Iraq.

And here is ancient Akkad on a map:

Map Location of Ancient Akkad
Map Location of Ancient Akkad
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Famous ruler of Akkad was King Sargon, who ruled with exceptional success around 23342279 BC and is credited with the founding of the ancient city of Agade and one of the first empires in history.

See also Governments of Sumer.

 

The exact location of the city of Agade, by the way, is still not known.


 

The Akkadian language was written in cuneiform.

 

 

Achievements of the Akkadians

The Akkadians had some skilled artists among them. Case in point is the life size Akkadian Head of a King below.

Head of a King, Akkadian, Bronze, found at Nineveh
Head of a King, Akkadian, Bronze, found at Nineveh
Iraq Museum, Baghdad

 

 

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