We see, therefore, that in adopting the pantheon of Accad, the Semites made three important changes.
A statue of him has been found at Agade or Accad, and also his cylinder with an inscription on it giving his name and exploits.
Of these Shumir had many, even more venerable for their age and holiness than those of Accad.
This is Samas-natsir, who is coupled with Sargon of Accad and other early monarchs in one of the lists.
The cuneiform writing was probably derived from an100 earlier hieroglyphic language among the most primitive people of Accad.
No one could become the legitimate lord of Shumir and Accad before he had been solemnly enthroned in the temple at Uru.
We have already seen (p. 261) that king Hammurabi boasted to have supplied Sumir and Accad with water for ever.
It is these kings of Ur who first take the significant title "kings of Shumir and Accad."
Its people were of Turanian stock, its language was nearly akin to that of Shumir and Accad.
These are the geographical situation of the land of Magan, and the historical character of the annals of Sargon of Accad.