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Four Fabulous Empires About the four Mesopotamian Empires Nineveh / Royal Palace / After Layard. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21.

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1 Four Fabulous Empires About the four Mesopotamian Empires Nineveh / Royal Palace / After Layard. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Feb

2 What were the four most important achievements of the four Mesopotamian Empires? The Assyrian Empire: They had amazing arts, and created bas-reliefs and steles. The Babylonian Empire: Hammurabi, the king of Babylonia, wrote a detailed code of laws. The Neo-Babylonian Empire: Nebuchadnezzar II, the ruler, tried to fortify his city, just like Hammurabi. The Akkadian Empire: Sargon, the ruler, had a fierce army. They won many battles. Assyrian Archers, 7th Century BC Carving. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Feb

3 The Babylonian Empire The Babylonians, an empire ruled by Hammurabi, a king that wrote a detailed code of laws. He wrote a code of laws to preserve order and unify his empire. He created Marduk, a supreme over other gods. He wrote the code of laws because,' the gods told him to. ’ He wrote it from 1792 to 1750 B.C.E.

4 The Akkadian Empire The Akkadians, a strong empire ruled by Sargon, who ruled for 56 years, had a very fierce military. Their strong ruler, Sargon, had very effective military strategies. He was also a good political leader. He destroyed the walls of cities to make it hard for people to rebel against him. He made the governors of cities work for him.

5 The Assyrian Empire The Assyrians, a feared empire of warlike people, and their ruler, Nineveh were also into the arts. They took over in 900 B.C.E. with a newly trained army. Although, the empire was military-based, they also had a strong religious system, and amazing arts. They created bas-reliefs, two-dimensional sculptures that often showed kings doing things like hunting, fighting in battle, or enjoying family life.

6 Neo-Babylonian Empire The Neo-Babylonians, (New-Babylonians) and their ruler, Nebuchadnezzar II, was good at fortifying his city. Their ruthless leader, Nebuchadnezzar II, reigned from B.C.E. He rebuilt the capital’s ziggurat and created the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to make his people happy. The people of Babylon were skilled in Mathematics and astronomy. They created the first sundial, and they made discoveries that led to our present-day 60-min hour and 7-day week.

7 Which Empire Would Be Best to Live In? Overall, the Assyrian Empire would be best to live in. The people would keep you safe, they had a strong military. They were big into arts, and created bas-reliefs. They ruled for a long time, about 300 years.


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