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Fertile Crescent Civilizations, Pt 2. 1000-700 B.C. Location-Mediterranean Coast. Israel’s Empire. Moses (1500 B.C.) led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt and gave them the 10 Commandments.

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israel s empire
1000-700 B.C.

Location-Mediterranean Coast

Israel’s Empire
influential people
Moses (1500 B.C.) led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt and gave them the 10 Commandments.

King Solomon (970-930 B.C.) built the first temple in Jerusalem to house the Ark of the Covenant and ruled Israel at the height of its power.

Influential People
assyrian empire
700-600 B.C.

Location- Asia Minor to Western India

Assyrian Empire
influential people1
King Ashur (683-627 B.C.) built one of the worlds first libraries in Nineveh

Military was highly organized, used Iron weapons, and committed atrocities against their captives

Influential People
persian empire
600-330 B.C.

Location-Thrace to Western India

Persian Empire
influential people2
Cyrus (576-530 B.C.) founded the Persian Empire and was respected by those he conquered.

Darius I (530-486)extended the boundaries to their largest and attempted to conquer Greece

Xerxes (486-463) also attempted to conquer Greece

Influential People
importance2
United Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, and Indus Valley under one gov’t

Opened communication between three continents -- Africa, Asia and Europe

* Freed Jews from Babylonian captivity

Importance
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