The Akkadian Empire, c. 2334 - 2218 BCE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 23 March 2022

A map illustrating the rise of the Akkadian Empire from its origins in the city-state of Akkad. For the first time in history, Sargon the Great and his descendants managed to unite the whole of Mesopotamia, keeping the rival city-states under their control until around 2200 BCE, when the empire disintegrated under the combined pressures of invasion, rebellion, and climate change.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, March 23). The Akkadian Empire, c. 2334 - 2218 BCE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15457/the-akkadian-empire-c-2334---2218-bce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Akkadian Empire, c. 2334 - 2218 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 23, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15457/the-akkadian-empire-c-2334---2218-bce/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Akkadian Empire, c. 2334 - 2218 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Mar 2022. Web. 24 May 2022.

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