1. The Sumerians, Akkadians and Babylonians never fought one another
2. Mesopotamian cities usually went to war for water and land rights
3. Sumer had a standing army of professional soldiers
4. When cities went to war, the citizen armies met on open land.
5. The king of Lagash used to ride to war in a two-horsed chariot
6. Sumerians invented the phalanx formation in battle.
7. Sargon of Akkad created the first empire through diplomacy
8. During Sargon’s 50-year reign, he fought in 43 wars
9. The invention of composite bow gave Sargon’s army a great advantage.
10. Hammurabi always stayed loyal to his alliances

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