Sargon of Akkad: the first conqueror known to mankind!


Sargon of Akkad (2334-2279 BC) was the eventual ruler of the Akkadian Empire which he conquered along with many other territories throughout the Middle East/Europe, including the Sumerian city-states. He conquered what was then Mesopotamia, as well as modern day Iran, Asia Minor, & Syria. The Akkadian Dynasty ruled over Mesopotamia for over 150 years.