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Sargon

(sär`gŏn), king of Akkad in Mesopotamia (reigned c.2340–c.2305 B.C.). By conquest he established a great empire that included the whole of Mesopotamia and extended over Syria and Elam, and he controlled territories W to the Mediterranean and N to the Black Sea. Documents now support the theory that Sargon and his successors sent expeditions into SE Arabia as well as Asia Minor. The dynasty founded by Sargon lasted approximately 160 years; it was destroyed (c.2180 B.C.) by the Gutian barbarians from the Zagros Mts. Sargon's dynasty did much to spread Semitic and Sumerian civilization. His name appears also as Sharukkin.

Sargon,

d. 705 B.C., king of AssyriaAssyria
, ancient empire of W Asia. It developed around the city of Ashur, or Assur, on the upper Tigris River and south of the later capital, Nineveh. Assyria's Rise

The nucleus of a Semitic state was forming by the beginning of the 3d millennium B.C.
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 (722–705 B.C.), successor to Shalmaneser V. He completed Shalmaneser's siege of Samaria in 721 B.C., thus destroying the northern Israelite kingdom forever. In 720 he defeated a coalition of enemies at Raphia. He captured Carchemish, subdued Babylonia, and advanced eastward to Kurdistan. He founded the last great Assyrian dynasty. Excavations of his palace at Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad) have uncovered his personal annals, in which he recorded in detail his destruction of Samaria. His name appears also as Sharrukin.
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Earlier that day, TAISM held the awards ceremony for the students who were named as the most outstanding in the following subjects: Arabic as a Foreign Language: Sargon Goriel (11), Arabic as a Heritage Language: Saif Al Hajri (12) and Mithaq Al Balushi (11), Art: Mai Al Harthy (12) and Athletics: Outstanding Athletes -- John Awe (12) and Tania Olier Souza (12), in addition to Choral Music: Maria Chalhoub (12) and Lauren Hovland (12), Drama: Lauren Hovland (12) and Joshua Lee (12), English: Joshua Lee (12), and French: Virginia Attina (12).
In 722/721 BCE, Samaria, the Kingdom of Israel's capital, was conquered by Sargon II (or his predecessor, Shalmaneser V), who then deported its rebellious inhabitants to Assyria.
Fourteen grandsons, George and his wife Stella, Simon and his wife Faya, Ashur, Delmon, Ninos and his wife Maya, Sargon and his wife Catherine, Dany, Andrew and his wife Brittney, Brian (deceased), Matthew, Michael, Jack, Ryan and Alex, a granddaughter, Ninwa, five great grandsons, Sargon, Enkido, Rabi, Akkad and Renyo.
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