4 Empires of Mesopotamia

4 Empires of Mesopotamia

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  • I was the ruler of the first empire and I used political strategies to keep people from revolting.
  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Bablyonian Empire
  • The Babalyonan empire was fair for its time and created laws called Hammerabi's code. 
  • Attack them with our iron weapons and seige warfare tactics
  • Assyrian Empire
  •     King Sargon was the forst ruler of the first empire. He used his military to take control of all of Mesopotainia. He ruled his empire for 50 years. To help subdue the city-states of Sumer he tore down their walls. 200 years later the empire fell. 
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • The Babylonian empire was ruled by Hammurabi from 1792 B.C.E. to 1750 B.C.E.. The empire's capital city was Babylon. The empire traded with distant lands. The empire was unusually fair and woman had a few rights.
  • Hammurabi
  • I was the ruler of the Babylonian empire. I built roads and a postal service and I created a code of laws. I took careful care of irrigation systems.
  • A few hundred years into Babylonians rule the Assyrian empire took over. The Assyrian empire was know for their military might and siege warfare. Assyrians' believed their kings were special beings. Eventually their army was too stretched out and an attack broke their rule. This empire lasted 300 years.
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • If a builder builds a house incorrectly and it kills the owner, the builder will be killed. Law number 229
  • What time is it?
  • The Neo-Babylonians most famous ruler was Nebuchadnezzar. This empire protected their capital with massive walls. Nebuchadnezzar built the hanging gardens of Babylon. Neo-Babylonians were skilled in mathematics and invented the sun dial. This empire lasted 75 years.
  • Which I know thanks to the invention of the sun dial by the Neo-Babylonian empire.
  • Its around 8 am
  • Hammurabi was the next person after Sargon to unite Mesopotamia. He came from Babylon which became the capital of his empire. He is best known for Hammurabi's Code. He built roads and the postal service plus took care of the irrigation systems.
  • Hammurabi's Code is an example of an eye for an eye. Many of these punishments written in his code were harsh. There was 282 laws which is a lot for the first written example of innocent until proven guilty. This is one of the oldest written deciphered in history. The code governed people for gaenerations.
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