Mesopotamia - Akkadian Empire Circa 2270–2083 BC.Sargon the Great was a great ruler of Akkad.He established his own city named Akkad.He conquered the Sumerian city-states and united northern and southern Mesopotamia under a single ruler.One of the great kings of Akkad was Naram-Sin. He was the grandson of Sargon the Great.He crushed revolts and expanded the empire. His reign is considered the peak of the Akkadian Empire.
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.
Akkadian Empire - Stele of Naram-Sin, celebrating victory against the Lullubi from Zagros 2260 BC.He is wearing a horned helmet, a symbol of divinity and is also portrayed in a larger scale in comparison to others around to display his superiority.. Brought back from Sippar to Susa as war prize in the 12th century BC