A large corpus of Akkadian texts and text fragments numbering hundreds of thousands has been excavated. They include mythology, legal and scientific texts, correspondence and so on. During the 2nd millenium BC the Akkadian language developed into two variants, Assyrian and Babylonian, in Assyria and Babylon.
Akkadian Cylinder Seal depicting Inanna, goddess of love and war, 2254-2193 BC This black stone seal is either from the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad, under whom the Akkadian Empire reached its zenith or from the reign of Shar-Kali-Sharri, who was the last powerful king of the Akkad Dynasty.
Assyria was a Mesopotamian Empire that grew out of the City-state of Ashur. It was one of the greatest empires in Mesopotamia, together with the Akkadian Empire of Sargon the Great and the Babylonian Empire under Hammurabi. At its height, the Assyrian Empire extended from Anatolia in the west, to Armenia in the north, to Media in the east, and to Egypt in the south.
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.
Semiramis (Greek: Σεμίραμις, Armenian: Շամիրամ Shamiram) was the legendary wife of King Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria. ... A real and historical Shammuramat (the Akkadian and Aramaic form of the name) was the Assyrian wife of Shamshi-Adad V (ruled 824 BC–811 BC), king of Assyria and ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and its regent for five years until her son Adad-nirari III came of age.