Ancient Civilization- La'Kyah Hoskins

Events

Old Kingdom

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

The Old Kingdom 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 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 Akkadian conquered the Sumerian city-states around 2300 B.C.E.
Their first leader for the Akkadian's was Sargonthe Akkadian cultural achievement of their own language and 3D sculpture. This achievement was important because eventually their language took the place of Sumerian language and their sculptures created steles to document history.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.

Middle Kingdom

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

The Middle Kingdom was known as the “Period of Reunification's”. They followed years of chaos and disunity. They enjoyed many great achievements in literature, art and architecture.

Pharaoh Sensuret

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

Pharaoh Senusret was a strong leader who ruled a stable, unified Egypt. Art, literature and architecture was popular during his reign.The pharaoh controlled mines filled with gold, copper, and gems such as purple amethyst. Artisans made these materials into nice highly detailed jewelry with turquoise.

Babylonian Empire

1729 B.C.E. - 1595 B.C.E.

represents the Babylonian political achievement of the code of laws.
This achievement was important because he was told by the gods to create the laws. The next king to unite Mesopotamia after the fall of the Akkadian Empire was Hammurabi and his capital city was Babylon. Babylonian economic achievement of trade in grain and woven cloth for wood, gold, silver, precious gem This achievement was important because he controlled the babylonian empire.

New Kingdom

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

New Kingdom known as “Egypt’s Golden Age”. During this time of peace and stability, ancient Egypt's power reached it's height. Pharaohs increased trade and had massive monuments built. Rulers like Thutmose lll, expanded the empire far up the Nile River into modern-day Sudan and into the Levant, which is the coastal region at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea

Assyrian Empire

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

Assyria is located to the North of Babylon. 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 in Egypt and to north Taurus Mountains. Achievements of the Assyrian Empire is their new weapons and war strategies, this achievement was important because they were prepared to repeatedly attack until the city fell. The Assyrian empire lasted about 300 years.The Assyrian Empire fell because they had too much territory to control.

Neo- Babylonian Empire

605 B.C.E. - 538 B.C.E.

The Assyrian Empire fell because they had too much territory to control
the Neo-Babylonian military achievement of building walls around Babylonia. This achievement was important because it kept the capital safe from invaders.
the Neo-cultural achievement of mathematics and astronomy. This achievement was important because they created the sundial that allowed them to tell time.

Candra Gupta II

375 BC - 400 AD

In 375 emperor Candra Gupta II took the throne in India. Gupta society reached its high point during his rule, the empire continued to grow stretching across northern India. Gupta kings believed the strict social order of Hindu caste system would strengthen their rule. Women were not happy with the caste rule because it caused women not to be able to choose there own husband, parents did. By the middle of the 500s, Gupta rule had ended, and India had divided into small kingdoms yet again.

Candragupta Maurya

320 B.C.E - 185 B.C.E

In the 320's BC a military leader ( Candragupta Maurya) rose to power in northern India. Maurya rule lasted for about 150 years. His Complex Government included a network of spies and a huge army of 600,000 people. In 301 BC he decided to become a Janist monk, he passed the throne to his son, who continued to expand the empire.

Asoka

269 BC - 232 BC

Asoka was the grandson of Candragupta, who became king around 270 BC. Asoka was a strong leader the strongest of all the Maurayn Emperors. Asoka watched his army fight. After Asoka became a Buddhist he swore that he would not launch any more wars of conquest, people consider Asoka the greatest of all Mauryan rulers? I think many people considered him as the greatest of Maurya rulers because he stopped war, he dug wells for them, and he made roads for the people i think they thought it was a better and safer place for them.

Candra Gupta I

320 - 375

The first Gupta emperor was Candra Gupta I. His armies invaded and conquered neighboring lands. Eventually, he brought much of the northern part of India under his control.