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Name:carly zech Date:2 Period:10/12/12 Assignment: Akkadian Empire Input Chart

Rise to Power Sumer was a region of independent villages and citystates since 5000 BCE. In 2300 BCE, the Akkadians people came from the north and conquered most of the Fertile Crescent Region. They were led by a military leader named Sargon the Great. The First Empire The Sargon Legend states that Sargons mother placed him in a basket then set floating down the Euphrates River. He was raised in the royal home, became cupbearer to the king, and possibly* assassinates him. Many historians connect the story of Moses and Gilgamesh to the life of Sargon. He created the worlds first empire and successfully ruled his vast territory for 56 years delegating power to loyal governors.

Culture Akkadians language replaced Sumerian; however they still used cuneiform to write. Sargons daughter Enheduanna (the first author in history to write in first person) left behind many writings, including songs and hymns. Akkadians were also known for their art; especially steles sculptures. Victory Stele of Naram-Sin Disk of Enheduanna

Name:carly zech Date:2 Period:10/12/12 Assignment: Akkadian Empire Input Chart

Use History Alive! Pages 51-53 to complete the following. Write complete sentences. Be thorough in your answers. Input Charts are the primary source for Unit Exams (30% HISTORY category) and they need to be used as a study guide. PROMPT 1.) What is an empire? 2.) What four empire rose in Mesopotamia between 2300 and 539 BCE? 3.) Describe the map on page 52 and its importance. 4.) The metal sculpture on page 52 includes a caption with a question. Answer the question. 5.) Where did the Akkadians come from and who led them to conquer the land of independent city-states in Sumer? 6.) Describe Sargon as a military leader. 7.) Explain how Sargon kept control of his empire. 8.) What was Sargons and the Akkadians greatest achievement? 9.) What is a capital? 10.) What is a tribute? 11.) Why was the city of Agade important? 12.) How did the Akkadians incorporate Sumerian culture? 13.) What were the Akkadians cultural achievements? 14.) Why did the Akkadian Empire fall? 15.) Like the Sumerian Artifact Analysis YOUR ANSWER An empire is a large territory where several groups of people are ruled by a single powerful leader or government. The four empires that rose in Mesopotamia are Akkadian empire, the Babylonian empire, the Assyrian empire, and the Neobabylonian empire. The map shows the city states around 2300 BCE. This is important because it will help people get to the places the want to go to. This shows me that sargon was very powerful, strong, and a skilled general. The Akkadians came from Sumer and the great king sargon was their leader. Sargon was both strong and a great general. He kept control of his empire by having soldiers sand in front of every one so no one would get hurt. Their greatest achievement was when they used irrigation and started farming. Capital is a city that is the center of government. A tribute is wealth sent from one country or ruler to another as a sign that the other is superior. It is important because it is a place where people live and had families. They incorporated it buy using irrigation, cuneiform writing, and worshiped the same gods and goddesses. Their biggest culture achievement is Sumerian language. The empire fell because it was to hard to manage. The Sumerian artifact shows a king or a general

Name:carly zech Date:2 Period:10/12/12 Assignment: Akkadian Empire Input Chart

exercise, describe in detail the artifact (in the photo on page 53) and explain how it represents Akkadian culture thriving.

with the soldiers obeying their leader. This represents culture thriving because they had the time and patience to carve it.