4 empires of Mesopotamia

4 empires of Mesopotamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Babylonian Empire
  • Assyrian Empire
  • -Sargon ruled his empire for 50 years -he formed a city Akkad -he hoped his empire would last forever -Sargon used very clever political strategies -Sargon used military tactics to add territory to his empire
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • -Thrived under Hammurabi -Trade helped the empires economy -Most significantly Babylonian society was unusually fair -Babylonian women had more right than other ancient society's -The laws treated the various classes differently
  • Hammurabi
  • -The Assyrians feared for the military and their cruelty -The Assyrians Empire greatest achivments were their new weapons and war strategies -They perfected their use of horses and iron -They built movable tower that were rolled up to city's walls -They have lived in Mesopotamia for a long time
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • -The Babylonians were skilled in mathematics and astronomy -The Neo-Babylonians empire lasted for 75 years -They ruled the most powerful empire in the world for 200 years -A man named Alexander the great conquered the Persians
  • -Hammurabi is best known for code of laws -He wrote laws during his region from 1792 -Got payment for work, marriage, and divorce -Code was detailed -Mesopotamia's king was named Hammurabi -Used code of laws to unify his empire -Hammurabi was ruled by Babylon
  • -Law code from Iraq-1750 Bc Hammurabi writes -1686 Bc was when code ended -Hammurabi chose Shamash -Hammurabi need a set of universal laws -Wanted to unify -Breaking the law gives bad consequences -Specific offence=Having specific punishments -Behind to code is "eye for eye tooth for tooth" -A punishment is equal -Written on a stele
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