4 Empires of Mesopotamia

4 Empires of Mesopotamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad
  • My empire shall last a thousand years!!!
  • Babylonian Empire
  • Thanks for the land!
  • Assyrian Empire
  • ATTACK!!!!
  • My Kingdom!!!!! Nooooo!
  • Please, no!
  • Hello, I'm king Sargon. I've ruled my empire for more than 50 years. After defeating the king of Uruk, I finally got control over all Mesopotamia. I have used many clever political strategies. I destroyed walls in city-states. I've also taught my soldiers to fight in tight formations.
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • I'm so proud of my beautiful garden!
  • Agriculture and trade flourished meaning it helped the community. Women also had more rights, they could own property and keep money of their own. The Babylonian Empire was unusually fair. Laws had treated different classes differently. Even slaves had some rights. Babylonia thrived under Hammurabi. He had to work very hard to keep his empire strong. 
  • Hammurabi
  • Follow my rules or DIE!
  • This empire had lasted about 300 years. The Assyrians had many achievements but their biggest were their weapons. They were also skilled at warfare. Another thing they did was develop battering rams to break down walls. They also built moveable towers so they could climb over walls and attack. One thing they believed is that kings were special.
  • You must pay!!
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire had lasted 75 years. Babylonians were smart but they were best skilled at mathematics and astronomy. They created the first sundial, this is a device that uses the sun to tell time. Hanging Gardens of Babylon was located here. It had become very famous. 605 to 562 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar rebuilt the city's ziggurat.
  • Hello, I'm Hammurabi. I'm best known for my laws. I'm extremely brutal in punishments when it comes to my law. I've worked hard to unite the people of my empire. I'm very careful to maintain irrigation systems so that land remained fertile and provided enough food. I claim that gods instructed me to make laws that applied to the whole empire.
  • The law code was from Iraq. In 1750 B.C. Hammurabi wrote his code. Hammurabi needed a universal set of laws.  He also wanted to unify. Once you break a law, you get a bad consequence. Specific offense will equal to a specific punishment. Behind the code is "eye for eye" "tooth for tooth." Any punishment is equal to crime. It was written on a stele. It was also very complex.
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