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Inscription of Sargon: Foundation of the Akkadian Empire (2.89)
(512 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Old Akkadian Inscriptions


This inscription, originally carved on the socle of a statue, is preserved only on two clay tablets containing a collection of several inscriptions of Sargon (2334–2279 bce), Rīmuš (2278–2270 bce) and Maništūsu (2269–2255 bce). The text deals with the defeat of Lugalzagesi of Uruk and his allies, a victory which eventually led to the foundat…

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Kienast, Burkhart, “Inscription of Sargon: Foundation of the Akkadian Empire (2.89)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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