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  Sargon of Akkad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sargon's vast empire is known to have extended from Elam to the Mediterranean sea, including Mesopotamia and possibly parts of Anatolia.
Sargon's dream involved the favor of the goddess Inanna and the drowning of Ur-Zababa by the goddess.
Sargon captured Mari, Yarmuti and Ebla as far as the Cedar Forest (Amanus) and the silver mountain (Taurus).
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 Sargon II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The eighth campaign of Sargon against Urartu in 714 BC is well known from a letter from Sargon to the god Ashur (found in the town of Assur, now in the Louvre) and the bas-reliefs in the palace of Dur-Sharrukin.
Sargon plundered the fertile lands at the southern and western shore of Lake Urmia, felling orchards and burning the harvest.
After the capture of Marduk-apla-iddin, Babylon yielded to Sargon and he was proclaimed king of Babylonia in 710, thus restoring the dual monarchy of Babylonia and Assyria.
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 Akkad
Akkad was a region of northern Mesopotamia, between Assyria to the northwest and Sumer to the south, for the period in ancient history before the time of Babylonia.
Akkad is also an alternative name for Agade, a leading city of the region.
While Sargon is traditionally cited as the first ruler of a combined empire of Akkad and Sumer, more recent work suggests that a Sumerian expansion began under a previous king, Lugal-zage-si of Uruk[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ak/Akkad.html   (219 words)

  
 Sargon
Sargon, the king of Agade, the King of the Land, laid waste the city Uruk, destroyed its wall; fought with the men of Uruk, conquered them; fought with Lugalzaggesi, the king of Uruk, took him prisoner and brought him in a neck stock to [Nippur].
Sargon and his successors, of whom Naram-Sin was the most notable, controlled by military force an area which reached from Tell Brak, on the headwaters of the Habur river, down to Elam, where they held the local princes subject.
Sargon, the form in which it has reached us, possibly represents the Akkadian
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 Akkad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Akkad (or Agade) was a city and its region of northern Mesopotamia, situated on the left bank of the Euphrates, between Sippar and Kish (located in present-day Iraq, ca.
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.
However, Sargon took this process further, conquering many of the surrounding regions to create an empire that reached as far as the Mediterranean Sea and Anatolia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Akkad   (527 words)

  
 Akkad and Sargon The Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SARGON OF was an ancient Mesopotamian ruler who reigned approximately 2334-2279 BC, and was one of the earliest of the world's great empire builders, conquering all of southern Mesopotamia as well as parts of Syria, Anatolia, and Elam (western Iran).
Sargon is known almost entirely from the legends and tales that followed his reputation through 2,000 years of cuneiform Mesopotamian history, and not from documents that were written during his lifetime.
During Sargon's rule Akkadian became adapted to the script that previously had been used in the Sumerian language, and the new spirit of calligraphy that is visible upon the clay tablets of this dynasty is also clearly seen on contemporary cylinder seals, with their beautifully arranged and executed scenes of mythology and festive life.
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 Sargon
Sargon's fame is a mixture of numerous occurences in legends, his long reigning period (about 56 years) as well as him forming the first Semitic dynasty in the region, and being the founder of Mesopotamian military traditions.
Sargon is supposed to have built the city of Agade, which became his capital.
While sources say that Sargon was punished by the gods, modern historical science rely more on a theory that the administration as well as Sargon's own ruling abilities were not strong enough for a large kingdom as his.
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 Akkadians - History for Kids!
Sargon of Akkad gradually conquered the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers around 2300 BC.
Sargon, according to Sumerian literature, was born to an Akkadian high priestess and a poor father, maybe a gardener.
Sargon also brought to West Asia the new idea that a king should be succeeded by his sons; before this the new king had been elected by the rich men of each city.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/westasia/history/akkadians.htm   (461 words)

  
 Sargon did he exist?
Sargon of Agade (his new capital) was the destroyer of the ancient cities of the Sumerians, from whom his own people had derived their civilization.
Sargon II who died 705 B.C. was the Assyrian king (721-705) who completed the conquest of the northern Jewish kingdom of Israel, later known as Samaria.
Sargon’s palace was not discovered until 1843 by Paul Emile Botta, and later excavated by others from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
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 Nineveh Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon is the Hebrew rendering (Isaiah 20:1) of Assyrian Sharru-kin, a throne name meaning "the king is legitimate." The name was undoubtedly chosen in reminiscence of two former kings of Assyria, particularly in commemoration of Sargon of Akkad (flourished 2300 BC).
Although Sargon's ancestry is partly veiled in mystery, he was probably a younger son of Tiglath-pileser III and consequently a brother of his predecessor Shalmaneser V, who may have died ignominiously or may have been deposed, after a display of poor leadership.
Sargon's problem was not only to maintain the status quo but to make further conquests to prove the might of the god Ashur, the national god of the Assyrian empire, who led the Assyrians into battle.
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Sargon of Akkad was a great ruler in Mesopotamia.
Sargon, in Akkiadian arru kënu, the ‘true lawful king’ is a Semitic king and founder of a dynasty of Akkad(Sumerian Agade).
Next Sargon went to the west and his conquests brought him “to the cedar Forests and the silver mountains”,that is Lebanon and the Taurus mountains.
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 The Reign of Sargon of Akkad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon, King of Akkad, through the royal gift of Ishtar was exalted, and he possessed no foe nor rival.
Afterward in his old age all the lands revolted against him, and they besieged him in Akkad; and Sargon went forth to battle and defeated them; he accomplished their overthrow, and heir widespreading host he destroyed.
Afterward he attacked the land of Subartu in his might, and they submitted to his arms, and Sargon settled that revolt, and defeated them; he accomplished their overthrow, and their widespreading host he destroyed, and he brought their possessions into Akkad.
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 Historical Figures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon himself declared that his mother was a 'great priestess' and that he never knew his father.
Sargon expanded political hegemony of Akkad throughout extensive portions of Western Asia: from the Persian Gulf and the mountains of Elam to the Mediterranean shore in Syria (King.
Sargon largely contributed to the spread of the political influence of the Semites.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - King of Akkad Sargon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon I (reigned about 2335-2279 bc), Akkadian king who for the first time in Mesopotamian history united the ancient lands of Sumer and Akkad, in...
Sargon II (ruled 722-705 bc), Assyrian ruler who consolidated and expanded the empire of Assyria from the heart of Mesopotamia to Israel and...
Sargon II (ruled 722-705 bc), who followed Tiglath-pileser’s successor, Shalmaneser V (ruled 727-722 bc), to the throne, extended Assyrian domination...
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 All Empires History Forum: A History of Sargon of Akkad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon the Great (of Akkad) lived 2334-2279 B.C.E. and turned out to be the first great ruler, the first great military tactician and stratetician, and is still amongst the greatest men ever born on this green Earth.
Sargon was left by his mother in a basket floating on a river, and was found a poor Summerian worker who trained the young boy to be the palace gardener.
Sargon's legacy was one of trade and one of forming the standing army which later rulers would use to spread their own havoc.
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 Sargon Of Akkad - History Forum
At the time of the rise of Sargon, there was an extensive settlement pattern of Akkadian-speaking peoples in Akkad, the whole of central Mesopotamia, southern Assyria, and northern Syria.
Sargon, the former cup-bearer of Ur-Zababa revolted from the king of Kish and established his capital at Akkad.
It apparently occurred by the time Sargon was cupbearer to the king of Kish, since, according to the Sargon Legend, Lugalzaggesi was already established at Uruk (Unug in the Sargon Legend).
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=2196   (1453 words)

  
 Sargon of Akkad
Sargon of Akkad reigned from 2334 to 2279 BC, creating an empire that united all of Mesopotamia since the Tower of Babel.
Although Sargon began his life as an orphan adopted by a gardener and not in a royal family, he rose up in power and conquered all the great kings around him.
Sargon conquered him, stripping him of kingship and placing all of Sumer under his own command—establishing the first empire to cover all of Mesopotamia.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b1sargon.htm   (725 words)

  
 Around 2300 BC - Military campaigns of Sargon the Great
Sargon overthrew the Sumerian king at Nippur and established what became known as the first empire in human history, becoming the king of Akkad.
Sargon of Akkad may have been the world's first empire-builder.
Sargon rose from obscurity to overthrow Lugalzaggisi of Uruk, famously forcing the defeated ruler into a yoke and leading him to the gate of Enlil, a god, at Nippur.
www.livescience.com /history/top10_iraq_battles-9.html   (173 words)

  
 Mesopotamian Bronze Age (Old Akkadian, Neo Sumerian, Old Babylonian, Old Assyrian, Late Bronze Age)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon establishes an empire consisting of the entire region of southern Mesopotamia and the region along the Euphrates in northern Mesopotamia, possibly extending to Lebanon.
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.
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 Sargon is the great teacher who taught early mankind how to build an empire
SARGON OF AKKAD was an ancient Mesopotamian ruler who reigned approximately 2334-2279 BC, and was one of the earliest of the world's great empire builders, conquering all of southern Mesopotamia as well as parts of Syria, Anatolia, and Elam (western Iran).
Sargon filtered into Sumer from an area north of Sumer that was known as Akkad.
Sargon is known almost entirely from the legends and tales that followed his reputation through 2,000years of cuneiform Mesopotamian history, and not from documents that were written during his lifetime.
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 Sargon of Akkad - Sargon I - Sargon II
Sargon of Akkad - Sargon I - Sargon II Sargon of Akkad - Sargon I - Sargon II
Sargon II appropriated the ancient deeds of Sargon of Akkad.
The legends place Sargon of Akkad much further back in time than Sargon II and so also are the deeds of Sargon II chronologically false.
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 Akkad on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
AKKAD [Akkad], ancient region of Mesopotamia, occupying the northern part of later Babylonia.
In both regions city-states had begun to appear in the 4th millennium BC In Akkad a Semitic language, Akkadian, was spoken.
Akkad flourished after Sargon began (c.2340 BC) to spread wide his conquests, which ranged from his capital, Agade, also known as Akkad, to the Mediterranean shores.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Akkad.asp   (758 words)

  
 World History 2900- 2100 BC
Sargon built Akkad as the new seat of government.
Sargon accomplished what no Sumerian had done before: he unified all of the Sumerian cities in one centrally organized empire.
Sargon also expanded the empire to include Persia and Syria, thus ruling from 'sea to sea'.
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 Sargon, king of Akkad. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
B.C. By conquest he established a great empire that included the whole of Mesopotamia and extended over Syria and Elam, and he controlled territories W to the Mediterranean and N to the Black Sea.
Documents now support the theory that Sargon and his successors sent expeditions into SE Arabia as well as Asia Minor.
Sargon’s dynasty did much to spread Semitic and Sumerian civilization.
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 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.
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