Império acadiano. Escudo do mar de um murex com o nome de Rimush , rei de Kish, ca. 2270 aC, Louvre , negociadas a partir da costa do Mediterrâneo, onde ele foi usado por cananeus para fazer uma tintura roxa.
Limestone recumbent bull figure, Tell Brak, Syria, Akkadian, c. 2300-2159 BCE. Eyes created with shell and bitumen inlay. Posture based on earlier Sumerian examples. Figure of human-headed bull is associated with sun god.
Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows). 2334 BC - 2193 BC. 308,882 sq mi. After the fall of the Akkadian Empire, the Akkadian peoples of Mestopotamia eventually coalesced into two major Akkadian speaking nations; Assyria in the north, and a few centuries later, Babylonia in the south