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The Akkadians, an ancient Semitic people, rose to prominence in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BC, establishing one of the earliest known empires in history.

In this section of our website, we invite you to discover the diverse and influential figures who left their mark on Akkadian history. From visionary rulers and innovative architects to talented poets and skilled warriors, these individuals embody the spirit and achievements of the Akkadian civilization.

Colossal statue of Amenhotep III in the British Museum. (Public Domain) Background: Detail of Amarna letter: Royal Letter from Abi-milku of Tyre to the king of Egypt. (CC0)

To the King, My Sun, My God, the Breath of My Life… Amarna Letters Paint Remarkable Picture of Ancient Egyptian Rulership

“Your city weeps, and her tears are running, and there is no help for us. For 20 years we have been sending to our lord, the king, the king of Egypt, but there has not come to us a word from our lord...