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Transcript of Akkadian Empire
Kish Dyansty Decline and Fall of the Akkadian Empire The Akkadian Empire Works Cited Five Traits Fun Facts Major Achievements Improved Technology Record Keeping Advanced Cities Specialized Workers By: Cooper Pierce By: Molly Hayes Complex Institutions Bibliography By: Shadman Raakin By: Sarah Kaplan By: Molly Hayes By: Graham Wyler By: Cooper Pierce By The Jersey Shores Social Classes Kings and Priests Artisans, Craftsmen and
Scribes Farmers and Other Laborers http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/akka/hd_akka.htm Slaves and Prisoners Cuneiforms Understanding Their Laws Akkadian Mathmatics 3) In 2270 B.C, Sargon became the king of Akkad, and proceeded to elevate the city-state into an empire by conquering major amounts of territory. Akkadian Weapons 1) The Akkadians were the
world's first empire. 1) The Akkadian language became widely used as the official spoken language, while literature primarily remained Sumerian. 4) They advanced the 4) Most kings after
Sargon maintained the empire, and the
Akkadians continued the
advanced ways of the
technology (agriculture in
particular) and sophisticated
political and economic
organization. To this they
added a more advanced and powerful military. http://www.worldology.com/Iraq/ancient_mesopotamia.htm
http://earth-history.com/sumer/2641-ancient-sumer 2) They improved
sumerian mathematics. 2) The Akkadians lived in northern Mesopotamia while the Sumerians lived in the south. They had a similar government and culture as the Sumerians, but spoke a different language. The government was made up of individual city-states. This was where each city had its own ruler that controlled the city and the surrounding area. Initially, these city-states were not united and often went to war with each other. 3) The Akkadians invented the
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If help needed contact: Cooper or Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) Laws of the Akkadian Empire were very aggresive, Sargon did not tolerate difference of religions. If he did not believe in the religion you were practicing... Let's just say it wouldn't be pretty. Since the Akkadian Empire was the first empire, their laws were very similar to Sumerian laws. The invention of the cuneiform is said to be the
greatest invention of Ancient Sumer. A cuneiform was the way that the people of Sumerian civilations wrote. Akkadians used cuneiforms for school, tallies of cattle, lists of taxes, accounts, contracts and other organizational purposes in their daily life. To make a cuneiform, Akkadians would take slabs of wet clay and write down symbols with a reed stylus. When done making the symbols, they would let the slabs bake in the sun. One example of a cuneiform symbol is that a star would mean heaven or a god. Sargon THe akkadion Empire
was one of the first empires to have iron wepons. Some of the weapons were
bow & arrows
javelines New text
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the project? The Akkadian Empire ruled over a lot of the region of Ancient Mesopotamia because it was the first known empire. It is known that Akkad was a city located along the western bank of the Euphrates River possibly between the Cities of Sippar and Kish (or, perhaps, between Mari and Babylon or, even, anywhere else along the Euphrates). http://www.ancient.eu.com/akkad/ Sargon claimed that the Akkadian Empire stretched from the Persian Gulf through modern-day Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Syria (possibly Lebanon) through the lower part of Asia Minor to the Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus. Now showing: Slaves and prisioners
had very little rights and were ruled by the other higher social classes The Akkadian government (Sargon) formed a "classical standard" which all future Mesopatanian states compared themselves. The mornarchical lugal (lu = man, gal = great) was subordinate to the preistly "ensi" (the highest funtionary of the Sumerian city-states). By later in dynastic times, it was the lugal that had emerged as the prominent role having his own palace, independent by temple estabilishment. Under Sargon, the ensis generally retained their positions, but were seen more as provincial governors. The language of the city, Akkadian, was already in use before the rise of the Akkadian Empire. In the wealthy city of Mari where a lot Cuneiform tablets had helped to define events for later historians. It is possible that Sargon restored Akkad, rather than built it. creation of spoken language with a semitic
language called Akkadian... imagine that. :) The Akkadian's system of mathmatics was very complex because the Akkadians used symbols. Akkadian mathmatics was an example of how some scribes used cuneiforms. They had their own system of numbers that used symbols. mathmatics helped in the process when different empires or city-states wanted or needed to trade. In this process, they used minted coins and they used their symbols (or form of numbers) to count them. Farmers and other laborers were lower social classes but they were freemen
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"Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History." The
Akkadian Period (ca. 2350Â2150 B.C.). N.p., n.d.
Web. 15 Dec. 2012. Artisans and craftsmen were the middle social classes, they were more specialized than other workers Kings and priests were the highest social class as people in lower social classes believed they were a pathway to the gods Slaves and prisoners had very little rights and were ruled by the other higher social classes The empire was bound together by roads, along which there was a regular postal service. Clay seals that took the place of stamps. It is possible that the first collection of astronomical observations and terrestrial omens was made for a library established by Sargon. The "limmu" calendrical system, used in Mesopotamian history, in which years were named by one significant event, and these were listed, also began in the Akkadian period. Their most likely irragiation
system would be the bank
of the Euphrates river, and
having a surplus of water, but no
sources show any evidence of that. Scribes Scribes were important
Scribes handled buisness documents and early legal papers
Akkadian Scribes are similar to lawyers today
The Akkadians used a form of writing called cuneiform barrowed from the Sumerians
The Akkadian written langague was different from the spoken language http://www.mazzaroth.com/ChapterFive/FallOfTheFirstEmpire.htm Includes:
Sargon, Rimush, Manishtusu, Naram-Sin, and Shar-kali-sharri The Akkadian Empire lasted about 200 years and it fell due to many outside peoples' attacks.