Ancient Civilization - Rebekka Tice

Events

Akkadian Empire

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

The Akkadians conquered the sumerian city states around 2300 B.C.E
There first leader was Sargon
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.
the Akkadian cultural achievement of their own language and 3D sculpture. These achievements were important because eventually their language took the place of sumerian language and their sculptures created steles to document history
The empire lasted many years 56 to be exact. Why it fell was because the king realized that controlling a big land is hard and the akkadian empire became weak.

Babylonian Empire

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

The next king to unite Mesopotamia after the fall of the Akkadian Empire was Hammurabi and his capital city was Babylon
the babylonian political achievement of the code of hammurabi that were laws.
This achievement was important because the laws unified his empire preserve order
the Babylonian economic achievement of trade in grain and woven cloth for wood, gold, silver, precious gems, and livestock. This achievement was important because it helped build the empire's economy and connected them with distant land

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 Milagros mountains to the west Nile river in Egypt to the and to the North Taurus mountain
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 cultural achievement of art and architecture. This achievement was important because they created palaces and sculptures to honor their kings they treated like gods
The assyrian empire lasted about 300 years

The assyrian empire fell because they had too much territory to control and their army stretched too thin

Neo-babylonian Empire

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

The babylonians regained control of the lands of mesopotamia after the assyrians
Their most famous king was Nebuchadnezzar II.
the Neo-Babylonian military achievement of building walls around babylonia.
This achievement was important because it kept the capitol safe from invaders
the neo babylonian cultural achievement of mathematics and astronomy. This achievement was important because they created the sudanian that allowed them to tell time
The neo babylonian empire lasted 75 years
A new conqueror named cyrus swept in and took over the land

Candra Gupta I

375 B.C - 373 B.C

He reached his point during his time

Candra Gupta II

373 B.C - 320 B.C

He reached his society

Candragupta Maurya

320 BCE - 185 BCE

Founded the Mauryan empire.
Gave up his throne to become a Jainist monk.

Asoka

270 B.C - 233 B.C

Very strong leader and fought alot. But then converted to Buddhism and gave up fighting