Akkad: Sandstone Victory Stele (78") of Naram Sin (Sargon's grandson) king of Akkad, shows him protected by the luminaries of heaven & about to dispatch the last of his enemies, ca 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th c. BC. Restored in 1992 AD. Louvre
Akkadian Cylinder Seal depicting Inanna, goddess of love and war, 2254-2193 BC This black stone seal is either from the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad, under whom the Akkadian Empire reached its zenith or from the reign of Shar-Kali-Sharri, who was the last powerful king of the Akkad Dynasty.
AKKADIAN EMPIRE FIRST EMPIRE in HISTORY Widely considered as the first empire of the world, the AKKADIAN Empire was created by King SARGON of AKKAD who invaded all the neighboring areas and pushed his influence and power farther north toward the Taurus Mountains where he conquered parts of Lebanon from the HURRIANS. To the east, SARGON successfully invaded western ELAM, while he also captured MAGAN in Oman.
Akkadian Empire - Stele of Naram-Sin, celebrating victory against the Lullubi from Zagros 2260 BC.He is wearing a horned helmet, a symbol of divinity and is also portrayed in a larger scale in comparison to others around to display his superiority.. Brought back from Sippar to Susa as war prize in the 12th century BC
Empire of Sargon. The Akkadian Empire /əˈkeɪdiən/ was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad /ˈækæd/ and its surrounding region in ancient Mesopotamia which united all the indigenous Akkadian speaking Semites and the Sumerian speakers under one rule within a multilingual empire. The Akkadian Empire controlled Mesopotamia, the Levant, and parts of Iran. Empire: 2334-2193 BCE.