4 empires of Mesopotamia

4 empires of Mesopotamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Im Sargon and I ruled this empire for 50 years!
  • Babylonian Empire
  • Assyrian Empire
  • Us Assyrians built places to honor our kings!
  • Sargon ruled his empire for over 50 years. In that time he formed the city of Agade in northern Mesopotamia which was the empire's capital. He had help developing the city from tributes. They recorded information using cuneiform writing. 
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • our king built walls around our empire to keep us safe.
  • Hammurabi is known for his rules. Hammurabi ruled the Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi declared the god Marduk to create laws.
  • Hammurabi
  • Im Hammurabi and I have ruled multiple empires.
  • Assyria lays to the north of Babylon. Assyrians lived in Mesopotamia for awhile. Citizens of Assyria believed their kings were so special so they built elaborate places to honor their kings.
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • You must follow my rules!
  • Nebuchadezzar expanded his empire when he could. Nebuchadez drove Egyptions out from syria. He also conquered part of Canaan. Nebuchadez was a military leader that new it was essential to keep Babylon safe by having walls built around it. 
  • Hammurabi ruled Babylon and was best known for his laws he wrote on his reign from  1792 to 1750 B.C.E. His laws were very detailed and governed for multiple generations. Hammurabi ruled Mesopotamia as well!
  • Citizens followed rules because they thought there would be consequences. Hammurabi's code included "eye for eye" . His laws effected everyone but not equally. Commoners and upper classers had different consequences.
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