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Assyrians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2018-06-09T23:22:33+00:00September 13th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Assyrian history: the head of an Akkadian king (maybe Sargon, who invaded Assur) Where did the Assyrians live? We first hear of the Assyrians around 2300 BC. That's when Sargon of Akkad invaded their small kingdom, Assur, in what is now Syria. (Syria is named for the Assyrians.) Early Assyrian traders About 2000 BC, Assur became independent of [...]

Amorites – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2018-04-25T23:48:13+00:00September 13th, 2017|History, West Asia|

History of the Amorites: an Amorite jug, about 2200 BC Where did the Amorites live? About 2400 BC, the Amorites were living in what is now southern Turkey and Syria. Amorites means "westerners" in Sumerian, and that makes sense because the Amorites lived to the west of Sumer. They spoke a Semitic language, and lived partly [...]

Akkadians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2018-09-27T06:51:08+00:00September 13th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Head of Akkadian king (maybe Sargon) Sargon of Akkad Sargon of Akkad gradually conquered the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers around 2300 BC. Who did Sargon conquer? More about Mesopotamia The Akkadians spoke a Semitic language, like the Amorites. Sargon, according to Sumerian literature, was born to an Akkadian high priestess and a poor father, maybe a [...]