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Ak·kad

also Ac·cad  (ăk′ăd′, ä′käd′)
1. An ancient region of Mesopotamia occupying the northern part of Babylonia. It reached the height of its power in the third millennium bc.
2. also A·ga·de (ə-gä′də) An ancient city of Mesopotamia and capital of the Akkadian empire.

Akkad

(ˈækæd) or

Accad

n
1. (Placename) a city on the Euphrates in N Babylonia, the centre of a major empire and civilization (2360–2180 bc). Ancient name: Agade
2. (Placename) an ancient region lying north of Babylon, from which the Akkadian language and culture is named

Ak•kad

or Ac•cad

(ˈæk æd, ˈɑ kɑd)

n.
1. an ancient region in Mesopotamia, the N division of Babylonia.
2. a city in this region: capital of the Akkadian empire c2350–2200 b.c.
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For example, 4,200 years ago, people of the Akkadian civilization in the Fertile Crescent were abruptly driven from their homes by drought and famine that would last some 300 years.
Refugees from the drought-stricken areas flooded major cities downriver, and the influx ultimately toppled the Akkadian civilization, the world's first empire.