4 Empires of Mesopatamia

4 Empires of Mesopatamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad 
  • This is how you fight!
  • Babylonian Empire
  • I rule the Babylonian Empire!
  • Assyrian Empire
  • Look at these cave paintings!
  • He taught his troops how to fight in tight formations. He was also the first ruler of the first empire, the Akkadian Empire. After he died, his sons ruled.
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • Stand back or we will shoot!
  • The Babylonian Empire was ruled by Hammurabi. They traded with people in the Persian Gulf. Had stories like "Epic of Gilgamesh" Conquered Assyrians  Had slaves
  • Hammurabi
  • I am the ruler of Babylonia!!
  • The biggest it ever was when it streched across Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Eqypt Had a large library of clay tablets Lasted 340 years Began from place called "Ashur" Had cave paintings
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • Wow, these laws are awesome!
  • Lasted 75 years 'Neo" means new Most famous leader was Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar tried to get land at all times He built walls, towers on those walls, and a moat which they made a bridge to cross 
  • Hammurabi ruled over Babylonia and the people loved him, he created a set of laws that was considered fair back then Maintained irragation systems Created Hammurabi's Code  Lived 61 years 1811 BC - 1750 BC
  • The code of laws was written on 8ft. rocks for everyone to see Written in cuneiform Created in 1750 BC Hammurabi said laws were from Shumash (sun god) 900 laws Strict Laws
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