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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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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


1. Introduced Judaism, the world’s first monotheistic religion

Importance


700-600 B.C.

Location- Asia Minor to Western India

Assyrian 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 captives

Influential People


1. Preserved ancient works of literature

*Scattered Israelite tribes

Importance


600-330 B.C.

Location-Thrace to Western India

Persian 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 Greece

Influential People


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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