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Unformatted text preview: u 2900-2334 B.C.: Settlers moved out of Uruk to build new city-states Akkad H New City-States: Closer to supplies (ex. Lumber, metals) u But transportation and communication between new satellite cities slow: So had own rulers City-States: traded and warred with each other u Built higher walls, increased weapons, more artistic depictions of battles u Then came Sargon of Akkad Akkad (near modern day Baghdad) Akkadian Territorial Sates H Sargon of Akkad (2334-2279 BC) First Empire u First to conquer all city-states and unify region u large territory with multi-ethnic collection of urban centers and people Around about 100 yrs (3 generations) u Grandson= Naram Sim Language: Akkadian (Semitic language) u Gilgamesh translated into Akkadian Legacy of sponsored art, architecture, literary works u After dynasty: broke into several different kingdoms then around 2200 BC= Babylon (more later)...
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