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Cradles of Civilization - Sargon of Akkad
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Cradles of Civilization - Sargon of Akkad

In the fifth part of his lecture, Dr. Neiman explains that as the writing system developed, the Sumerian and Akkadian civilizations start describing their world. The autobiography of the Akkadian King Sargon of Akkad is recounted.
Birth of Sargon of Akkad
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Birth of Sargon of Akkad

Clay tablet with the birth of Sargon of Akkad and his argument with the king of Kish, late 3rd millennium BCE, now in the Louvre, Paris
Inscription of the Birth of King Sargon of Akkad
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Inscription of the Birth of King Sargon of Akkad

This fragment of a clay tablet narrates in 17 lines of cuneiform inscription the origin of Sargon and recounts how as a baby he was found in a basket floating in a river. Sargon reigned from 2334-2279 BCE. From the library of Ashurbanipal...
Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids
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Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids

Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s­-eye view of 3,000-­year-­old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries. Click...
Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent - A Short History
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Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent - A Short History

Mesopotamia is an ancient region in the Middle East, east of the Mediterranean by the Zagros mountains, between the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The name ‘Mesopotamia’ comes from the Greek meaning ‘between two rivers’. The region is now...
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Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, 2254-2218 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=OY79AuGZDNI Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian, pink limestone, 2254-2218 B.C.E. (Louvre, Paris) This monument depicts the Akkadian victory over the Lullubi Mountain people. In the12th...
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
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Victory Stele of Naram-Sin

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, king of Akkad. c. 2250 BCE. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th century BCE. Restored in 1992 CE. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Cylinder Seal Showing a Contest Scene
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Cylinder Seal Showing a Contest Scene

This green jasper cylinder seal depicts a contest scene. At the centre of the scene, there is a pair of crossed bulls; each one is being attacked by a standing bearded hero. The heroes have a double bun hairstyle. They wear a wrap-over kilt...
Vases wtih Naram-Sin Inscription
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Vases wtih Naram-Sin Inscription

These two marble vases were inscribed with the name of Naram-Sin, king of Sumer and Akkad. Reign of Naram-Sin, 2254-2218 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).
The Akkadian Dynasty
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The Akkadian Dynasty

A family tree of the Akkadian Dynasty, starting with La'ibum and Sargon of Akkad.