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What does "seldom reamained unclaimed" and "mantle" mean in the sentence hereinafter? :

The Akkadian Empire of Sargon did not last long after its founder's death, but Sargon left behind and imperial mantle that seldom remaned unclaimed.

Thank you in advance.

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leobrounSargon left behind and an imperial mantle that seldom remaned remained unclaimed.

mantle: the authority connected with someone’s position or duties
seldom: not often
remain: to continue to be in a particular situation or condition
claim: to say that something is yours, especially as a right
unclaimed: a state in which no one claims that a thing is theirs

There was almost always somebody who said they had the right to be the next leader.

CJ

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Thank you very much but still not clear. Could you please rephrase it for me? I will really appreciate it , sorry.

leobroun

Thank you very much but still not clear. Could you please rephrase it for me? I will really appreciate it , sorry.

Sargon left behind an imperial mantle that seldom remained unclaimed.

When King Sargon died, a lot of people said they should be king. Then when the next king died, a lot of people said they should be king. This kept happening. There was almost no time when the same thing was not happening.

CJ

Million thanks, CJ. Really appreciate for your kind help!!

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