Unit 2 – Ancient Civilization. Review from Unit 1 – What is the Fertile Crescent? Mesopotamia – Greek for what? Why was this land ideal for farming? Why was this land often not ideal for farming? How were people able to control their water resources?. Sumer.
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chiefs began to rule,
- When did this empire fall???
- The Assyrians were ruthless and brutal, however were responsible for many cultural advances...
> 22 letters (no vowels)
> The modern day alphabet is an adaptation of the modified Greek alphabet
- After Sinai, the Jews would fight for years and years to gain back Canaan, eventually getting it back, the land was then renamed, Israel
> 10 northern tribes and two southern tribes
> The Jews are enslaved for 50 years AKA Diaspora
> Excellent Road System called the “Royal Road System”
> Standardized Coinage: The whole empire had a universal money system to trade with.
“The Royal Road”
- 1,677 miles
- Took a caravan 3 months to travel this distance.