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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

Fertile Crescent Civilizations, Pt 2


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


Importance

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

Importance


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


Importance1

1. Preserved ancient works of literature

*Scattered Israelite tribes

Importance


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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