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Sargon of Akkad

Sargon of Akkad

Bronze head of a king, most likely Sargon of Akkad, but possibly Naram-Sin. The head was damaged in antiquity, probably by those who disapproved of Akkadian rule. Later tradition viewed Naram-Sin in a negative light. Note how different the Akkadian king looks from the Sumerian and Neo-Sumerian rulers Ur-Nanshe and Gudea of Lagash.

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