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Mesopotamia timeline comic strip
Updated: 9/10/2020
Mesopotamia timeline comic strip
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  • 4000 BCE
  • 3300 BCE
  • 1792 BCE
  • The Mesopotamians establish powerful city-states building large ziggurats at the center of their cities as temples to their gods.
  • 744 BCE
  • The Sumerians invent the first writing system known as cuneiform. They use pictures for words and inscribe them on clay tablets.
  • 550 BCE
  • Hammurabi becomes king of Babylon. He establishes the Code of Hammurabi and Babylon soon takes over much of Mesopotamia.
  • 522 BCE
  • 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.
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