4 Empires of Mesopotamia

4 Empires of Mesopotamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Also the Akkadians had created the worlds first empire thats their greatest achievement
  • I Led the akkadians and went to become the first ruler of the Akkadain
  • Babylonian Empire
  • Assyrian Empire
  • Sargon led the Akkadains and went to become the first ruler of the Akkadains Sargon was both a strong king and a skilled general who built his empire though effective military strategies. His name so passed into legend because he and the Akkadians  had created the worlds first empire that was there greatest achievement.
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  •  Babylonia thrived under Hammurabi. Hammurabi was careful to property maintain irrigation system so that land remained fertile and provided enough food. Most significantly, Babylonian society was unusually fair for its time. Babylonian women also had more rights than in most other ancient societies. 
  • Hammurabi
  • The Assyrians had lived in Mesopotamia for a long time. They rose to power again toward 900 B.C.E, when a series of Assyrian rulers began training an army for war. The Assyrians were feared for their military might and their cruelty. Their greatest achievements were their new weapons and war strategies. The strategies they used is to have soldiers camp outside a city.
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • After the fall of Nineveh, the Babylonians once again look control of Mesopotamia, establishing a new empire called the Neo-Babylonian Empire. The new empires most famous king was Nebuchadnezzar ll. A ruthless military leader, he reigned from 605 to 561 B.C.E.  Nebuchadnezzar worked hard to restore the splendor that Babylon had enjoyed under Hammurabi.
  • The next ruler to unite all of Mesopotamia was a king named Hammurabi. Hammurabi is best known for his code for laws, which he wrote during his reign from 1792 to 1750 B.C.E. Hammurabi's  code was detailed, covering many situations, such as trade, payment for work, marriage, and divorce
  • He created his code of laws in 1750 BC
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