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Sargon the Great is credited with creating the world's first empire - multicultural and centrally controlled. What we know about him is limited and is interwoven with legends and myths as later civilizations of Mesopotamians, including the Babylonians and Assyrians, glorified and revered him.
Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ Archaeological Discovery of Sargon
♦ His Birth Legend
♦ Rise to Power
♦Expansion of His Empire
♦ Warfare During His Era
♦ The Importance of Trade
♦ Administrative Reforms
♦ Enheduanna - Daughter of Sargon, High Priestess, Poet
♦ Sargon's Legacy
This class takes approximately 60-minutes. There are three links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~7 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
Check out the entire Mesopotamia series:
Lesson 1: Mesopotamia: Sumer
Lesson 2: Mesopotamia: Sargon of Akkad
Lesson 3: Mesopotamia: Babylon (coming soon)
Lesson 4: Mesopotamia: Assyria Iron Age Empire