Im the king of The Akkadian Empire. Im King Sargon
We are equal
You all will do what i say.
King Sargon led the Akkadian Empire.This was the very first empire t exist. He assembled an army for the empire. Used his army to gain land because the more land an empire has the more power they have.The land he gained was the land of Mesopotamia and Sumer. The empire eventually fell to invaders from the north and east.
Was led by King Hammurabi. Trade helped the economy greatly. The society of Babylon was unusually fair for its time because men and woman had almost equal rights.
i am the king. My name is King Hammurabi. And everyone will foloow my rules.
Lived in Mesopotamia for a very long time. They eventually rose to power in 900 B.C.E. Around this time many Assyrian rulers trained army for war. The empire was greatly feared because of their army/military's might and cruelty. Their greatest achievements were new weapons and war strategies. Lasted about 300 years.
I am making rules for evryone to follow. And if you don't like them, so be it.
After the fall of Nineveah, the Babylonians took over Mesopotamia and called it Neo-Babylonian Empire. The best king was Nebuchadezzer lll. He was a ruthless military leader and reigned as king from 605 to 561 B.C.E. He drove the Egyptians out of Syria and part of Canaan, which was the home of Isrealites and Jews. He rebuilt the city's ziggurat. The hanging gardens became famous. And the Babylonians were skilled in astronomy and mathmatics.
This is our land now
The next ruler to unite all of Mesopotamia was King Hammurabi.He ruled the Babylonian Empire. He was known from his codes he wrote as laws called Hammurabi's Code. Babylon thrived under King Hammurabi.
The Code of Hammurabi written in 1750 B.C. and lasted until 1686 B.C. Hammurabi accepted laws from the sun god and Shamash. He wrote the laws to govern his kingdom. There were 282 total laws people had to follow. His punishments were very extreme. Specific laws being broken caused specific punishments. The more money people had the worse punishments were .