Mesopotamia timeline comic strip
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The Mesopotamians establish powerful city-states building large ziggurats at the center of their cities as temples to their gods.
The Sumerians invent the first writing system known as cuneiform. They use pictures for words and inscribe them on clay tablets.
Hammurabi becomes king of Babylon. He establishes the Code of Hammurabi and Babylon soon takes over much of Mesopotamia.
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.
Darius I becomes King of Persia. He expands the empire and divides it up into states each ruled by a governor called a satrap.