Sumerian city-state kings fought over land in Mesopotamia from 3000 to 2000 B.C.
Sargon of Akkad was powerful leader, creator of worldʼs ﬁrst empire.
He rose up in power and conquered all of the great kings around him.
Rebellions surfaced during his life and the life of his sons but did not tear the empire apart until the reign of his grandson. Soon after, the Akkadian empire fell.