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The Akkadian Empire

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Jonathan Cuezon

on 22 January 2014

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The Akkadian Empire
The Akkadians were given credit for inventing the popular mathematical tool, The Abacus
System of Writing
The Akkadians used the "cuneiform" system of writing in the Sumerian Language, the primary language of Mesopotamia or the Akkadian language.
Shamash, God of the Sun.
Ishkur, God of Storms
Ninurta, God of War
Thank You For Listening! :)
The Akkadian Empire
Sargon, conquered the city-states in Southern Mesopotamia forming the world's first empire, The Akkadian Empire, whose capital was Agade or Akkad in 2350 B.C. Which lasted for 200 years until the empire's downfall.
Sargon of Akkad, The World's First Emperor.
The Akkadians embraced the Polytheistic Religion meaning they had not only one "god" but multiple gods and goddesses.
Form of Government
Since the Akkadian Empire had similar form of government, there was a combination of Monarch and Democratic form of government because the Kings ruled the people while they vote for officials in the assembly who also rule the people.
Where is Akkad Located?
Source: http://www.ancient.eu.com/akkad/
Source: http://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/akkadian_empire.php
Source: http://akkadiatourisexperience.weebly.com/inventions-in-akkadian-empire.html
source: http://www.ancientscripts.com/akkadian.html
He is Sargon's great grandson and ruled the Akkadian Empire, he is known for his victory stele
Fall of the Akkadian Empire
The Akkadian Empire said to collapse because of continues invasions but some archaeologists suggest a 200-300 year drought.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/24/science/collapse-of-earliest-known-empire-is-linked-to-long-harsh-drought.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
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