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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Location-Mediterranean CoastIsrael’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
700-600 B.C. religion
Location- Asia Minor to Western IndiaAssyrian Empire
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 captivesInfluential People
1. Preserved ancient works of literature libraries in Nineveh
*Scattered Israelite tribesImportance
600-330 B.C. libraries in Nineveh
Location-Thrace to Western IndiaPersian Empire
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 GreeceInfluential People
Opened communication between three continents -- Africa, Asia and Europe
* Freed Jews from Babylonian captivityImportance