Akkadian Empire!
Updated: 3/18/2020
Akkadian Empire!

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  • Welcome to the Akkadian Empire! I am King Sargon, king of the Akkadian Empire. I have established the first empire to exist! I am well known for my army of soldiers that are tough and fierce, they are part of the reason I could establish my empire. I conquered this land and started my empire in 2300 B.C.E. I will tell you all of the wonderful things you should know about the Akkadian Empire.
  • This is my powerful army. We came from northern Mesopotamia. To conquer the land that is now my empire, I first assembled my army, then I taught my soldiers how to fight in tight formations. Lastly, I won this territory by fighting.
  • I am also a skilled general. I destroyed the walls of many cities to make it harder for people to rebel. I also demanded the loyalty of the governors of Sumerian city-states in Mesopotamia. If they were disloyal, I replaced them with my own men. I also became the first king to decree that my sons rule after my death.
  • Another one of my great achievements is Agade, the capital city of the Akkadian Empire. I built up the city with tributes of the people I conquered. Agade is a cultural center with beautiful temples and palaces.
  • Thank you so much for listening and learning about the wonderful, interesting, cultural, and powerful Akkadian Empire!