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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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