Category: Ancient Mesopotamia

Akkadians

9 – Sargon and the Akkadians

  The world’s first empire (debatable) is also the name of my new shoegazer EDM band! (also debatable) Music Credits: ensemble de Organographia – “Hurrian Hymns 7 & 10” Akkadian Empire This map of the Akkadian Empire is probably closer to what was actually controlled. Family tree of Sargon The poems of Enheduanna, as well as numerous other Sumerian stories are…

cradle

6 – Sumer: Cradle of Civilization

“The Flood wiped out all things: and after the Flood had wiped out all things, when kingship descended from heaven, kingship belonged to Kish” – Sumerian King List Iraq and roll fellow historians! We’ve finally entered the realm of written history, something we owe to the ancient Sumerians – those industrious and brilliant people who turned the marshlands of southern…