Definition: Sargon the Great established the capital of his Mesopotamian kingdom, Akkad, at the city of Agade (Akkad) in about 2340 B.C. Sargon's Akkadian Empire spread from the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to Lebanon. By 2125, the Sumerian city of Ur had risen up and overthrown Akkad.
Alternate Spellings: Agade, Accad
Examples:The modern name for the area that was once Akkad is Fallujah.