Mesopotamian king. Source: Francis Valadj / Adobe Stock.

Rise of an Empire: Sargon of Akkad’s Epic Story (Video)


In the annals of ancient Mesopotamian history, one name stands out as a towering figure: Sargon of Akkad , the founder of the Akkadian Empire . Sargon's rise to power was nothing short of remarkable, as he overcame significant obstacles and rose from obscurity to become one of the most powerful rulers of his time. He established a vast empire that spanned much of Mesopotamia, and his military campaigns brought city-states to their knees.

However, his reign was not without controversy, and his legacy is marked by both great achievements and notable failures . This is the story of Sargon of Akkad, his rise to power, his military conquests, and his eventual downfall.

Top image: Mesopotamian king. Source: Francis Valadj / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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