Born in Macedonia
Son to King Phillip II
Taught by Aristotle
Loved everything that was Greek
Slept with the book Illiad under his pillow at night
Belligerents: Persians and Macedonia
Outcome: Macedonian victory
250,000 Persian soldiers lost to 45,000 Macedonian soldiers led by Alexander. Fought in present day Iraq.
Library of Alexandria (500,000 scrolls)
Alexander created 20 more cities
Alex's troops stuck in the Gedrosia desert
Bit by mosquito; dies from malaria
Plutarch writes that he died in Nebuchadnezzar's palace
Moses sees burning bush; God tells Moses to lead Israelites out of Egypt
Judge Deborah and Barak destroy King Jabin and his army to win the hilly region of Canaan.
Assyrians take out all the Israelite people, and scatter them throughout Iraq.
Under Chaldean rule, Jews are permitted to keep their king, as long as they pay a tax to the Chaldean Empire. Jews try to rebel against the Chaldeans and are severely punished by King Nebuchadnezzar.
The king of Persia allows Jews to return to Israel. Some stay in Iraq, some return. They are not permitted a king but allowed to be ruled by priests.
Hellenistic Age is over in the Mediterranean. Roman rule begins.
Romans punish he Jews. Destroy the temple Jerusalem; all that remains of it today is the Western Wall.
As punishment, Romans do not allow Jews to return to Israel. Romans rename the land Palestine.
Early humans learmn