Four Empires of Mesopotamia

Four Empires of Mesopotamia

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  • Sargon of Akkad
  • Hi i'm Sargon
  • Yes I do...
  • Babylonian Empire
  • I don't have money.
  • You have money don't you.
  • Assyrian Empire
  • We used horses for battle and siege...
  • Neigh
  • I'm a strong king and a skilled general. I taught my own soldiers to fight. I made the world's first empire and I destroyed many city walls because people were less likely to rebel. 
  • Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • There is 60 minutes an hour and 7 days a week...
  • Woman in the Babylonian Empire had more rights then other ancient societies. It's usually fair for its time. They also traded to help the empires. Women also kept money of their own. 
  • Hammurabi
  • My sister stole my food so i'm going to steal her water...
  •  The Assyrian Empire lived in Mesopotamia for a long time. They had many achievements such as new weapons that were made out of iron and strategies like using horses and got skilled at siege. Siege means to surround a building or town. The Assyrian Empire lasted 300 years. They dug root canals and invented the first aqua duct.
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • I can't read cuneiform. How am I supposed to read the code...
  • *Neo means new The Babylonian people were very skilled mathematics and astronomy. They lasted only 75 years. They belived that our system was 60- minutes an hour and 7 days a week. They also made the first sun dial. 
  • Hammurabi had universal laws. He also sent legal experts around his empire to protect his empire. Every punishment was equal to the crime no matter what. Each specific offence had a specific consequence and they were extreme. 
  • In 1750 B.c.e Hammurabi wrote his code on a an 8 foot tall stone tablet called a stele. His law code  was in cuneiform. Also in 1686 b.c.e the law stopped. For the laws the sun god had to accept all the codes. 
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