Timeline Capsule
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-2340
ASIA CONTINENT
Mesopotamia (Sumer)

The Akkadian Empire
Thought to be Sargon the Great
or his grandson Naram-sin
Sumer Conquered by Akkadian Ruler Sargon the Great

About 2340 BC, Sargon the Great, ruler of Akkad, invaded Sumer, his neighbor to the south, creating the first Semitic-speaking empire of Mesopotamia – the Sargonic Dynasty, in what is now the heart of the Middle East.

Location and extent of the Fertile Crescent, consisting of Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia

Shortly after securing Sumer, Sargon embarked on a series of campaigns to subjugate the entire Fertile Crescent.