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How did empires spread their cultures?
conquest and trade
Who was Sargon and what is he known for?
king of Akkad and Sumer/formed world's first empire
Who was Hammurabi and what is he known for?
Babylonian ruler/ Hammurabi's Code
Explain Hammurabi's Code.
Hammurabi's Code was written and posted for all to see. Code demanded "eye for eye, tooth for tooth", protected women (wives), influenced laws of Greece and Rome
What empire arose after the Babylonian Empire?
Why was the Assyrian army so formidable?
50,000 soldiers (infantry, cavalry, charioteers), iron weapons
What did the Assyrians do to collect tribute from the conquered people?
Assyrians robbed, set fire to crops, destroyed towns and dams
Name the Assyrian capital city?
How did Assyrian rulers divide the empire?
divided empire into manageable provinces
What did the Assyrians learn from the Hittites?
how to make iron for weapons
To whom did the Assyrians lose their empire?
Which Chaldean king rebuilt Babylon?
Which part of Babylon was known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
What major trade route passed through Babylon, making it very rich?
Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf
What are groups of merchants travelling together called and why do they travel together?
caravans they travel for safety
Why did the Chaldean Empire decline? Whom were they conquered by?
weak kings followed Nebuchadnezzar, poor harvests, slowdown in trade/ Persians conquered
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