First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

4 The Akkadians and the Ur III Dynasty

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter introduces the Akkadians who occupied the regions of Tigris-Euphrates river north of the cities of Nippar and Sippar, who like the Sumerians to their south, lived in cities dominated by large temples and shared similar lifestyles. Topics discussed: - the myth of Sargon - changes in kingship - the kingdom of Akkad - the bronze head of Sargon - the end of Akkad - the Third Dynasty of Ur and the Sumerian reviva - the Laws of Ur-Nammu -Sumero-Akkadian architecture

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Chadwick, Robert . 4 The Akkadians and the Ur III Dynasty. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 50-58 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18657. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18657. Jan 2005

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