Ancient Civilizations - Damya Triplett

Events

Old Kingdom

2700 B.C.E - 2200 B.C.E

The Old Kingdom lasted 2700 - 2200 B.C.E. and was “known as the age of the Pyramids”. They established a strong central government. They had great pyramids built for themselves as tombs

Pharaoh Khufu

2551 B.C.E - 2528 B.C.E

Pharaoh Khufu was known as a harsh ruler. Some of his greatest accomplishments were being the architect of a famous pyramid. Khufu was known for establishing a centralized government and controlling the grain supply. He also declared himself as a god

Akkadian Empire

2300 B.C.E. - 2100 B.C.E.

The Akkadians conquered the Sumerian city-states around 2300 B.C.E. the Akkadian military achievement of Sargon assembling large armies and teaching them how to fight in tight formations. This achievement was important because it helped Sargon win territory to expand his empire.
he Akkadian cultural achievement of their own language and 3D sculpture. These achievements were important because eventually their language took the place of Sumerian

Middle Kingdom

2000 B.C.E - 1800 B.C.E

The Middle Kingdom lasted 2000- 1800 B.C.E and was know as the “Period of Reunification” because it followed years of chaos and disunity. They enjoyed achievements in art, literature, architecture.

Pharaoh Sunruset

1971 B.C.E - 1926 B.C.E

The Pharaoh Sunruset ruled from about 1971 - 1926 B.C.E during the Middle Kingdom, he was known as a strong leader, who ruled a stable unified Egypt. The arts was under Sunruset rule. some of the greatest works in Egyptian literature were written during the Sunruset reign such as " The Story of Sinuhe" Sunruset greatest accomplishments were in religious architecture. He had many monuments constructed and improved. His finest was the " White Chapel "

Babylonian Empire

1792 B.C.E. - 1595 B.C.E.

The next king to unite Mesopotamia after the fall of Akkadian Empire was Hammurabi and his capital city was Babylon.
the Babylonian political achievements of the code of Hammurabi that were laws. This achievement was important because the laws unified

New Kingdom

1600 B.C.E - 1100 B.C.E

The New Kingdom lasted 1600 - 1100 B.C.E and was known as the “ Egypt’s Golden Age”. Pharaohs increased trade and built massive monuments. The ruler spreaded it all the way up to the Nile River into modern day.

Assyrian Empire

900 B.C.E - 612 B.C.E

Assyria was located in Mesopotamia to the Northeast of the Tigris River. The Assyrian Empire conquered lands from the east Zagros Mountains to the west Nile River to the north Taurus Mountains.
the Assyrian military achievement of perfecting the use of horses, iron weapons for battle, and siege warfare. This achievement was important because they came up with new ways to push people out of lands they wanted to conquer.
the Assyrian culture achievement of art and architecture. This achievement was important because they created palaces and sculptures to honor their kings that they treated like gods.
Empire lasted about 300 yearsThe Assyrian Empire fell because they had too much territory to control and their army was stretched too thin.

Neo-Babylonian Empire

605 B.C.E - 539 B.C.E

The Babylonian s regained control of the lands of Mesopotamia after Assyrians.
Their famous king was Nebuchadrezzar ll the Neo-Babylonian military achievement of building walls around Babylonia. This achievement was important because it kept the capital safe from invaders.
the Neo-Babylonian cultural achievement of mathematics and astronomy. This achievement was important because they created the sundial that allowed them to tell time.
The Neo-Babylonian Empire lasted 75 years

Mauryan Empire

320 BCE - 301 BCE

In the 320s BC a military leader named Candragupta Maurya rose to power in northern India. Using an army of mercenaries, he seized control of the entire northern part of India. By doing so, he founded the Maurya Empire. Mauryan rule lasted for about 150 years.

Asoka

270 BCE - 233 BCE

Around 270 BCE Asoka became king. Asoka was a strong ruler, the strongest of all the Maurya emperors. He extended Mauryan rule over most of India. In conquering other kingdoms, Asoka made his own empire both stronger and richer