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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.

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The oldest known dictionaries are cuneiform tablets from the Akkadian empire, 2nd millennium BC. Louvre Museum, Paris pic.twitter.com/VHqPu55dVs

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The oldest known dictionaries are cuneiform tablets from the Akkadian empire, 2nd millennium BC. Louvre Museum, Paris

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2332-2150 BCE – Akkadian Art

Copper Head of King Sargon of Akkad (2250) - (Akkadian Empire) Mesopotamian Bronze Age- Iraq Museum, Bagdad

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Empire of Sargon. The Akkadian Empire /əˈkeɪdiən/[2] was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad /ˈækæd/[3] 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.

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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.

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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.