World History Honors Project for Mr. Ballard
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What do you think we should call the new city-state?
I think that we should call it... "Ur".
3300 BCE -
Hey what's the whole "Cuneiform" thing everybody is talking about?
Cuneiform is distinguished by its wedged shaped marks on clay tablets.
1792 BCE -
Whatever imma just call him King Hammi.
Who is this guy?
Obey my 282 rules that I completely made up!!
I don't know. I can't really pronounce his name.
The Mesopotamians establish powerful city-states building large ziggurats at thecenter of their cities as temples to their gods.
744 BCE -
Did you hear about what Emperor Tiglath-Piliser III has done?!
The Sumerians invent the first writing system known as cuneiform. They usepictures for words and inscribe them on clay tablets.
Nah man diversity is great!!
Hammurabi becomes king of Babylon. He establishes the Code of Hammurabi andBabylon soon takes over much of Mesopotamia.
522 BCE -
The Assyrian Empire reaches its peak and is the strongest empire in the world
Yes! He has conquered much of the Middle East!
Cyrus the Great rises to power and the Persian Empire begins.
Look at that city over there sir!!!!
Darius I becomes King of Persia. He expands the empire and divides it up into stateseach ruled by a governor called a satrap.
You, go rule over those city-states to the East!
You, go rule those city-states to the West!!