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I can't believe I'm wearing these clothes in 100 degree weather
I feel so accomplished being some of the first people to invent writing on clay tablets
I am so excited to finally be king and to rule over mesopotamia
Mesopotamians establish powerful city-states building large ziggurats at thecenter of their cities as temples to their gods.
I can't lie, it's getting a little toasty in here
The Sumerians invent the first writing system known as cuneiform. They usepictures for words and inscribe them on clay tablets.
- Hammurabi becomes king of Babylon. He establishes the Code of Hammurabi andBabylon soon takes over much of Mesopotamia.
Take that Cyrus the Great
The Assyrian Empire reaches its peak and is the strongest empire in the world
Cyrus the Great rises to power and the Persian Empire begins.
I am so great
Darius I becomes King of Persia. He expands the empire and divides it up into stateseach ruled by a governor called a satrap.