Empire of Sargon. The Akkadian Empire /əˈkeɪdiən/ was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad /ˈækæd/ and its surrounding region in ancient Mesopotamia which united all the indigenous Akkadian speaking Semites and the Sumerian speakers under one rule within a multilingual empire. The Akkadian Empire controlled Mesopotamia, the Levant, and parts of Iran. Empire: 2334-2193 BCE.
AN AKKADIAN LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL Circa 2334-2154 B.C. With a contest scene of two pairs, each with a rearing lion grappling with an inverted bull, a stylized tree between them, the cylinder with modern gold caps, now the central element of a necklace of ancient lapis lazuli beads and later gilt silver beads with granulation 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) long
Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows). 2334 BC - 2193 BC. 308,882 sq mi. After the fall of the Akkadian Empire, the Akkadian peoples of Mestopotamia eventually coalesced into two major Akkadian speaking nations; Assyria in the north, and a few centuries later, Babylonia in the south