Visual Timeline: Akkad

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2334 BCE - 2279 BCE: Sargon of Akkad (the Great) reigns over Mesopotamia and thus creates the world's first empire.
 
 
2334 BCE - 2218 BCE: The Akkadian Empire rules Sumer.
 
 
2330 BCE: Sargon of Akkad sacks Ur.
 
 
2261 BCE - 2224 BCE: Reign of Akkadian king Naram-Sin.
 
2240 BCE: Naram-Sin of Akkad campaigns against the Amorites in northern Syria.
 
2218 BCE - 2047 BCE: The Gutian Period in Sumer.
 
2200 BCE: The Hattic King Pamba repulses the campaigns of Sargon's grandson, the Akkadian King Naram-Suen.
 
 
2193 BCE: Gutian invasion destroys Akkadian empire.
 
 
2083 BCE: Fall of Akkad to the Gutians; the end of Akkadian Empire.
 
2083 BCE - 2050 BCE: The Dark Age of Mesopotamia.
 
2055 BCE - 2047 BCE: Utu Hegel's reign over Sumerian and Akkadian cities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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