The Akkadian Empire (2334-2154 BC) was the first ancient empire of Mesopotamia, centered in the city of Akkad. The empire united Akkadian and Sumerian speakers…
In 2334 BC, King Sargon of Akkad founded one of the world’s greatest empires. From humble roots, he created a Golden Age in Mesopotamia. Heroic epics tell tales of a strong leader. Sargon the Great conquered the lands across southern Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and Elam (western Iran), then he used innovative tactics to keep his empire running smoothly.
Enki is a god in Sumerian mythology, but later the influence of his cult spread throughout Meso & to the Canaanites/ Hittites/ Hurrians. He instructs Atrahasis to build a boat in order to rescue his family & other living creatures from the coming deluge. After the 7-day Deluge, the flood hero fre s a swallow/ raven/ dove in an effort to find if the flood waters have receded. Upon landing, a sacrifice is made to the gods