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.
Fertile Crescent Civilizations, Pt 2
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.
1. Introduced Judaism, the world’s first monotheistic religion
Location- Asia Minor to Western India
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
1. Preserved ancient works of literature
*Scattered Israelite tribes
Location-Thrace to Western India
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
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