Who was the first emperor? What was his empire?
Sargon of the Akkadian Empire
Why was Hammurabi's code important?
It was one of the first written codes of law; it established the idea that everyone should follow the law
Why were the Assyrians feared in the fertile crescent?
They were extremely cruel
Who conquered the Assyrians?
The Medes and Chaldeans
What empire ruled in the fertile crescent after the Assyrian Empire?
The New Babylonian Empire
What were the two greatest accomplishments of the New Babylonian Empire?
Ishtar Gate & the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Cyrus the Great
Founder of the Persian Empire
Why was Cyrus the Great accepted more than previous emperors?
Cyrus the Great had a policy of toleration (accepting other cultures)
What were the reforms of Darius?
Divided the empire into provinces and put satraps (governors) in charge of each province
What did Darius create to help transportation in the Persian Empire?
The Royal Road