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.
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
Military was highly organized, used Iron weapons, and committed atrocities against their captivesInfluential People
Darius I (530-486)extended the boundaries to their largest and attempted to conquer Greece
Xerxes (486-463) also attempted to conquer GreeceInfluential People
Opened communication between three continents -- Africa, Asia and Europe
* Freed Jews from Babylonian captivityImportance