The exact location of Accad is unknown, the map (right) is approximate, but shows Accad's relationship with Babylon and Assur


Accad (also spelt Akkad and Agade) became prominent when king Sargon (c. 2400BC) overcame the Sumerians (non-Semites who had moved into the Mesopotamian region and who developed the first urban civilization there). Sargon and his descendants built up an empire which enveloped the region, but only lasted four generations. It ensured however that the Akkadian language became dominant in Mesopotamia.

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