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!