added by archaeologs Ancient region in what is now central Iraq and was the northern (or northwestern) division of ancient Babylonian civilization. It is an archaeologically unlocated site, in or near Babylon roughly where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are closest to each other. The name Akkad was taken from the city of Agade, which was founded by Sargon in about 2370 BC. Sargon united various city-states in the area and his rule encompassed much of Mesopotamia, creating the first empire in history.
added by archaeologs [Agade]. Archaeologically unlocated site, near Babylon (or, possibly, Babylon itself), capital city of the Akkadian empire founded by Sargon either in 2370 bc (on the middle chronology, see Mesopotamia, Table 3, page 321) or a century earlier (on the high chronology).
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983