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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Mesopotamia Irrigation System Model | Ancient Mesopotamia Farming. This also might be what a farming village in the Akkadian Empire might look like.

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Akkadian Empire - Stele of Naram-Sin,[20] 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.[21]. Brought back from Sippar to Susa as war prize in the 12th century BC

Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows). 2334 BC - 2193 BC. 308,882 sq mi. After the fall of the Akkadian Empire, the Akkadian peoples of Mestopotamia eventually coalesced into two major Akkadian speaking nations; Assyria in the north, and a few centuries later, Babylonia in the south

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

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

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, king of Akkad. Circa 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th century BC. Restored in 1992 AD. Displayed in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

"Cylinder Seal with King or God and Vanquished Lion" (Old Akkadian).[36] The Walters Art Museum.

The Akkadian Empire /əˈkeɪdiən/[2] was an 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.

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