Four Empires of Mesopotamia

Four Empires of Mesopotamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Akkadians had created the worlds first empire.
  • He used his military tactics to add territory
  • Babylonian Empire
  • He worked very hard to unite his people
  • Babylonia thrived under Hammurabi.
  • Assyrian Empire
  • There greatest achievments were thier weapons and war strategies.
  • They were feared for their military and cruelty.
  • Sargaon of akkad lived to be very great age and decreed that his sons would rule after his death. After defeating Uruk he gained controll of mesopotamia.
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • After the fall of Nineveh, the Babylonians again took control of mesopotamia.
  • Hammurabi was careful to properly maintain irrigation systems so that land remained fertile and provided enough food. Women had more rights than in most other ancient societies.
  • Hammurabi
  • Hammurabi was best known for his code laws
  • They rose to power again towards 900 B.C.E , when a series of Assyrian rulers began training an army for war in hopes of expanding their territory.
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • Hammurabi's code was a system of laws.
  • It reinforced to accept the king authority
  • They made a new empire called Neo-Babylonian Empire. There most famous king was Nebuchadnezzar ll. He was a ruthless military leader. He worked hard to restore the splendor that Babylon had enjoyed under Hammurabi.
  • They made a new empire called Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • Hammurabi was the sixth king. He was the greatest height under leadership.
  • Hammurabi was the sixth king
  • A common rule is to maintain organization, a predictable consequence for infractions and to support the leaders authority. If a man steals good from a temple or a house he has to be pit to death.
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