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Sargon

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Sumeria

 

Definition: Akkadian leader who was the first emperor (2340-2305 B.C.). Under his leadership, Akkad conquered Sumer and established a strong, stable empire in Mesopotamia. At one point, Sargon controlled territory from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Black Sea in the northeast.

Related Resources:

Sargon: The World's First Emperor
Learn more about the first great conqueror.

The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Encyclopedia Entry: Sargon
Just the basic facts about the first emperor.

Ancient Akkad
Learn more about ancient Akkad.

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