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Early Dynastic Period of Mesopotamia

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  • November 22nd 2020

Early Dynastic Period of Mesopotamia written by Joshua J. Mark and narrated by DW Draffin: https://www.ancient.eu/Early_Dynastic_Period_(Mesopotamia)/

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The Early Dynastic Period of Mesopotamia is the modern-day archaeological term for the era in Mesopotamian history – 2900-2334 BCE – during which some of the most significant cultural advances were made including the rise of the cities, the development of writing, and the establishment of governments. This era was preceded by the Uruk Period (4100-2900 BCE) when the first cities were established in the region of Sumer (southern Mesopotamia) and succeeded by the Akkadian Period (2334-2218 BCE) when Mesopotamia was conquered by Sargon of Akkad (r. 2334-2279 BCE) and ruled by him and his successors as the Akkadian Empire.

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