Akkadian Cylinder Seal depicting Inanna, goddess of love and war, 2254-2193 BC This black stone seal is either from the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad, under whom the Akkadian Empire reached its zenith or from the reign of Shar-Kali-Sharri, who was the last powerful king of the Akkad Dynasty.
In 225 0BC, the Akkadian Empire was supposedly ruled from the city of Akkad, with a population of thirty-five thousand. However, the remains of the city have never been found. Some believe they may lie irretrievable under modern Baghdad. The city was said to have been destroyed by Gutian people, probably from what is now the Kurdish area of Iraq, but no remnants of the Gutians have been found either. The city of Akkad was documented by royal inscription in Uruk, and in Genesis 10:10.