n. 1 One of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia (northern Babylonia). 2 Also called Agade. A city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Genesis 10:10.
Akkad may refer to:
- Akkad (city), the capital of the Akkadian Empire
- Akkad (region), a region in southern Mesopotamia
- Akkadian Empire, an ancient state in Mesopotamia
Akkad (also Akkade, Agade; cuneiform URI) was the capital of the Akkadian Empire, which was the dominant political force in Mesopotamia during a period of about 150 years in the last third of the 3rd millennium BC.
Its location is unknown, although there are a number of candidate sites, mostly situated east of the Tigris, roughly between the modern cities of Samarra and Baghdad.
Akkad is the historical name of a region in northern Mesopotamia around the city of Akkad, probably near the confluence of the Diyala with the Tigris. After the emergence of the Akkadian Empire, Akkad came to designate the area between Nippur and Sippar. During the first millennium BCE, Akkad was used as a name not only for the northern half of Babylonia, but also for Sumer. The meaning of the name is unknown.
Usage examples of "akkad".
It was a mighty city once, in the old empires of Akkad and Persis, but it was sacked by the Hellene conqueror Al-Iskandr, and never restored to its former glory.
Yes, we are men of Akkad, Akkad-that-is-reborn, we are brave and dauntless, and fear no shadows of the night.
If you will give me your word that you will sue for peace on our behalf when you reach Akkad, I will order that your company be allowed to pass unmolested.
Sargon of Akkad, there would come sixty centuries of climbing before men reached the stars and found not only that there had been men upon them, but that a civilization on Mars had reached its peak four thousand years before Christ and was now but a memory and a wealth of picto-graphs that adorned the semipreserved Temples of Canalopsis.
Terra, Sargon of Akkad watched ten thousand slaves carry stone for one of his public buildings.
Terran Years since Sargon of Akkad held court that was lighted by torch.
Sargon I of Akkad conquered Sumer and spread its culture to the Mediterranean by adding northern Mesopotamia, Syria, and southern Turkey to his demesne.
Four Quarters, the King of the Lands, the King of Parsa, the King of Media, the King of Sumer, the King of Akkad, the King of Babylon, and the King of Riverland.
So did the Baals in Babylon and Assyria, and before them in places like Akkad and Elam - big spade beards, carved out of immemorial stone.
Sargon of Akkad, the first great empire builder - who lived about 2300 B.