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  Akkad - LoveToKnow 1911
10), for one of the four chief cities, Akkad, Babel, Erech and Calneh, which constituted the nucleus of the kingdom of Nimrod in the land of Shinar or Babylonia.
The later Assyro-Babylonian Semitic form Akkadu ("of or belonging to Akkad") is, in all likelihood, a Semitic loan form from the non-Semitic name Agade, and seems to be an additional demonstration of the identity of Agade and Akkad.
Professor McCurdy has very reasonably suggested 6 that the title "king of Sumer and Akkad" indicated merely a claim to the ancient territory and city of Akkad together with certain additional territory, but not necessarily all Babylonia, as was formerly believed.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Akkad   (368 words)

  
 Akkad and the Akkadians of Mesopotamia (Ancient Akkad)
Akkad from 2350 to 2000 BC There are several reasons for taking the year 2350 as a turning point in the history of Mesopotamia.
It is not known in detail how rigorously Akkad wished to control the cities to the south and how much freedom had been left to them; but they presumably clung tenaciously to their inherited local autonomy.
Akkad, or more precisely the king, needed merchandise, money, and gold in order to finance wars, buildings, and the system of administration that he had instituted.
history-world.org /akkadians.htm   (2270 words)

  
 Akkad
Akkad had its name from the city Agade, founded by Sargon around 2330 BCE.
The inhabitants of Akkad were Semits, and they spoke Akkadian, which was to become one of the dominating languages of Mesopotamia.
Around 2220: Akkad is conquered and sacked by the Gutians from the Zagros Mountains.
i-cias.com /e.o/akkad.htm   (189 words)

  
 Moustapha Akkad, at 75; producer of 'Halloween' - The Boston Globe
Akkad also produced and directed ''The Message" (1976), a film about Islam's prophet, Mohammed, and ''Lion of the Desert" (1981), which tells the story of a Muslim rebel who fought against Italy's World War II conquest of Libya.
Akkad said he was baffled by the reaction to the movie, which he said cost $17 million to make.
Akkad said he turned to the horror genre because it was hard to raise money for religious-themed movies, according to a 1998 New York Times report.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/12/moustapha_akkad_at_75_producer_of_halloween   (573 words)

  
 Akkadian Empire
Thus, the founders of the dynasty of Akkad were presumably members of a people who had been familiar for centuries with Mesopotamian culture in all its forms.
It is not known in detail how rigorously Akkad wished to control the cities to the south and how much freedom had been left to them; but they presumably clung tenaciously to their inherited local autonomy.
Akkad, or more precisely the king, needed merchandise, money, and gold in order to finance wars, buildings, and the system of administration that he had instituted.
www.angelfire.com /nt/Gilgamesh/akkadian.html   (1367 words)

  
 Akkad
Akkad had its name from the city Agade, founded by Sargon around 2330 BCE.
The inhabitants of Akkad were Semits, and they spoke Akkadian, which was to become one of the dominating languages of Mesopotamia.
Around 2220: Akkad is conquered and sacked by the Gutians from the Zagros Mountains.
lexicorient.com /e.o/akkad.htm   (189 words)

  
 Informed Comment
Akkad was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1930.
Akkad would have shown us the superbly civilized Saladin's resistance to the West, in contrast to the that of the thoroughly demonized Saddam, and thus demonstrated that not all Arabs are stamped from the same mold.
The tragedy of Akkad's death is his ability to understand the value of the Muslim "unseen." He would have had an edge in helping transcend the two cultures in order to translate the great value of the "unseen" into something that Westerners could understand, appreciate, and truly yearn for.
www.juancole.com /2005/11/strange-death-of-moustapha-akkad.html   (2031 words)

  
 Moustapha Akkad (1933-2005)
Akkad’s life story is not unlike a movie script: A young Syrian with $200 in his pocket arrives in Hollywood with dreams of becoming a filmmaker and, against all odds, achieves success in Tinseltown.
Akkad’s dream was to introduce the West to the story of the Prophet Mohammed and the origins of Islam.
Akkad’s greatest commercial success was the “Halloween” franchise of eight horror films, which he produced from 1978 to 2002.
www.wrmea.com /archives/Jan_Feb_2006/0601048.html   (1240 words)

  
 Jordan Times (News Section)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Akkad's sister said the world was saddened by the tragic death of her brother and called for an end to terrorist attacks on civilians.
Akkad was the eldest member in a family of six boys and a girl.
Akkad's daughter, Rima, grew up in Los Angeles and was an avid polo player who graduated from the University of Southern California in 1995 with a degree in international relations.
www.jordantimes.com /sat/news/news1.htm   (628 words)

  
 Moustapha Akkad, 75, Who Produced Religious and Horror Films, Is Dead - New York Times
Akkad, who lived in Los Angeles, was in Jordan with his daughter to attend a wedding; the celebration was at the Radissson SAS hotel.
Akkad also produced and directed "The Message" (1976), a film about Islam's prophet, Muhammad, and "Lion of the Desert" (1981), which tells the story of a Muslim rebel who fought against Italy's World War II conquest of Libya.
Akkad said he turned to the horror genre because it was difficult to raise money for religious-themed films, according to a 1998 article in The New York Times.
www.nytimes.com /2005/11/12/obituaries/12akkad.html?ex=1289451600&en=aa330dd9b56617d2&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (488 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - History of Iraq - The Sumerians and Akkadians
Akkad was a region in central Iraq, north of Sumeria.
During the reign of Naram-Sin's son Shar-kali-sharri, Sumer and Akkad were invaded by a tribe of mountain people called the Guti or Gutians.
Akkad and Sumer were then reunited under the third royal dynasty of Ur, which reigned over them for 108 years.
www.royalty.nu /MiddleEast/Iraq/Sumer.html   (2100 words)

  
 Mesopotamian Bronze Age (Old Akkadian, Neo Sumerian, Old Babylonian, Old Assyrian, Late Bronze Age)
She is the city patron of Akkad and owns as such all properties and estates of the city.
In contrasts to the texts in 'the curse of Akkad' and the Sumerian King Lists, it is improbable that the Gutians were the only ones responsible for the final fall of the dynasty of Akkad.
Gudea is one of the successors of the empire of Akkad and despite the formal rule of the Gutian according to the Sumerian King Lists.
www.sron.nl /~jheise/akkadian/bronze_age.html   (5487 words)

  
 Ancient Akkad in Mesopotamia (NorthEast Iraq)
: Akkad was located roughly in the area where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are closest to each other and its northern limit extended beyond the line of the modern cities of Fallujah and Baghdad (Expedia Map)...
Akkad is an ancient region of Mesopotamia occupying the northern part of what was later called Babylonian.
Akkad flourished after Sargon began circa 2334 BC to spread wide his conquests which ranged from his capital Agade (never found) to the Mediterranean shores.
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Akkad.html   (328 words)

  
 Moustapha Akkad; Syrian-born director of Halloween movies | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Akkad, the eldest of eight siblings, was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1930.
Akkad's most serious efforts could be seen in his two dramas about the history of Islam.
Akkad was baffled by the reaction to the film, which he said cost $17 million to make and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original score.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20051112/news_1m12akkad.html   (445 words)

  
 Moustafa Akkad
Moustapha Akkad, 72, and his daughter Rima Akkad Monla, 33 were among the 58 people killed at the Hyatt Hotel in the triple bombings in Amman, Jordan, Nov. 11, 2005, that left scores of others injured.
Akkad was in the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel with his daughter Rima who had just arrived from Beirut that same night, when the blast hit the hotel.
Akkad’s daughter Rima Monla is survived by her husband: Zian Monla, her sons: Tarek and Moustapha and her mother: Patricia Akkad.
www.arab-american-affairs.net /archives/akkad.htm   (2616 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - 'Halloween' producer Moustapha Akkad dies after Jordan bombings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Akkad had been greeting his daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, in the lobby of the Radisson hotel when the bombs exploded.
Akkad was born in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in July 1930, the eldest of eight siblings.
Akkad was a constant presence in the franchise.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-11-11-akkad-obit_x.htm   (763 words)

  
 Akkad - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
X 10.), for one of the four chief cities, Akkad, Babel, Erech and Calneh, which constituted the nucleus of the kingdom of Nimrod in the land of Shinar or Babylonia.
The later Assyro-Babylonian Semitic form Akkadu ("of or belonging to Akkad ") is, in all likelihood, a Semitic loan form from the non-Semitic name Agade, and seems to be an additional demonstration of the identity of Agade and Akkad.
that the title "king of Sumer and Akkad" indicated merely a claim to the ancient territory and city of Akkad together with certain additional territory, but not necessarily all Babylonia, as was formerly believed.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Akkad   (453 words)

  
 Akkad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Akkad ist eine historische Stadt (Region) im Norden Mesopotamiens, zwischen Assyrien im Nordwesten und Sumer im Süden.
In Akkad und seiner Umgebung wurde Akkadisch gesprochen.
Gefördert durch die Uneinigkeit zwischen Akkad und dem restlichen Sumer, endete diese Dynastie mit der Eroberung durch die Gutäer.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/de/wikipedia/a/ak/akkad.html   (101 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Akkad (Ancient History, Middle East) - Encyclopedia
B.C. In Akkad a Semitic language, Akkadian, was spoken.
Furthermore, he was overlord of all the petty states of Sumer and Akkad, as were his successors, most notably Naramsin.
Lagash was later absorbed by the 3d dynasty of Ur, which governed both Akkad and Sumer.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Akkad.html   (308 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Akkad gave its name to the Akkadian language, reflecting use of akkadû ("in the language of Akkad") in the Old Babylonian period to denote the Semitic version of a Sumerian text.
One theory held (as of 1911) was that Agade was situated opposite Sippar on the left bank of the Euphrates, and was probably the oldest part of the city of Sippar.
Another theory is that the ruins of Akkad are to be found beneath modern Baghdad.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Akkadians   (544 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Amman bombing claims director of epic Arab films
Akkad was best-known in the United States as the executive producer and driving force behind the "Halloween" horror-movie series.
Akkad, 75, died Friday in a Jordanian hospital from injuries he sustained in one of the suicide bombings that struck three hotels Wednesday in Amman, the capital.
Akkad was working on an epic about Salahuddin, the 12th-century Muslim warrior who recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002619795_akkadobit12.html   (624 words)

  
 Moustapha Akkad
Akkad purchased the rights without thinking about sequels, and when the idea was eventually presented, it was a great surprise to him.
From that point the franchise occupied the large part of Akkad's time, though he intended but was never able to do an epic on Saladin.
Akkad and his daughter Rima died in a terrorist bombing in Amman, Jordan that struck three Western hotels, killing 59.
www.nndb.com /people/456/000108132   (259 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Producer of "Halloween" movies killed in Jordan
Moustapha Akkad, producer of the "Halloween" horror movies, died today of injuries he suffered in the hotel bombings in Jordan.
Rima Akkad Monla, daughter of Moustapha Akkad, also was killed in the terror attack.
AMMAN, Jordan – Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born filmmaker and producer of the "Halloween" horror movie franchise, died Friday from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings in Jordan.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002618636_webakkad11.html?syndication=rss   (809 words)

  
 akkad
The Akkadians were a Semitic people that occupied central Mesopotamia, the area that later came to be called Babylonia.
Akkad was the first Semitic empire to attain power.
The city is called Akkad in the Bible, hence the name of the empire and the language.
www.geocities.com /garyweb65/akkad.html   (1029 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- 'Halloween' producer Moustapha Akkad of L.A. dies in Jordan blasts
LOS ANGELES – Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born producer of the "Halloween" horror films, died Friday from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings, a hospital official said.
Akkad's daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, 34, also died in one of Wednesday's three explosions, her mother Patricia Akkad, said Thursday.
A woman who answered the telephone at Moustapha Akkad's home early Friday said she was too upset to talk.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20051111-0522-ca-jordan-bombings-akkad.html   (493 words)

  
 The fall of Nineveh Chronicle (ABC 3)
In the month Ulûlu the king of Akkad and his army returned and on his way he took the people of Hindanu and its gods to Babylon.
The king of Akkad and Cyaxares the king of the Medes met one another by the city and together they made an entente cordiale.
The king of Akkad and his army crossed the Tigris; Cyaxares had to cross the Radanu, and they marched along the bank of the Tigris.
www.livius.org /ne-nn/nineveh/nineveh02.html   (1417 words)

  
 The Egyptian Old Kingdom, Sumer and Akkad
Akkad, which conquered Sumeria under Sargon, straddled the rivers north and south of their middle course convergence.
Sargon of Akkad built the first Middle Eastern Empire, at the time of the Egyptian VI Dynasty, embracing all of Sumeria and extending far up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
One of Sargon's successors also had a significant name: Shar- kalli- sharri means "king of all kings." Shortened to just "king of kings," this became a standard title for later Assyrian and then Persian monarchs.
www.friesian.com /notes/oldking.htm   (5093 words)

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