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Sargon I Bust
Sargon II Bust
Could this be Nimrod of the Bible?

Sargon I king of Akkade/Agade (2467-2412 BC). Sargon I was the founder of the Akkadian Dynasty and first king of Accad in the land of Shinar.

His name Sargon “Sharru-ken” means "the legitimate king." Many identify him as the Nimrod of the Bible (Genesis 10:10). This Sargon I head discovery, if it is indeed him, is one of the great discoveries in Biblical Archaeology.

The Sargon of Akkad Bust is in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

"And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." Genesis 10:8-10

Detailed Description of the Sargon Bust

Material - Bronze 
Accadian (Accad in the Land of Shinar)
Date: 2450 BC 
Height: 12 inches
Nineveh, northern Iraq
Location: Iraq Museum, Baghdad

Related Pages:

SARGON in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

Sargon in Eastons Bible Dictionary

Sargon in Smiths Bible Dictionary

Biblical Archaeology : Assyria

Bible History : People in the Bible

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