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Chapter 4 First Age of Empires 1570-200 B.C. A Political Unit in which a number of people or countries are controlled by a single ruler Examine the picture on page 88 and list two ways an empire would benefit a merchant and one way in which they would harm a merchant

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Chapter 4 first age of empires 1570 200 b c

Chapter 4

First Age of Empires

1570-200 B.C.


What is an empire

A Political Unit in which a number of people or countries are controlled by a single ruler

Examine the picture on page 88 and list two ways an empire would benefit a merchant and one way in which they would harm a merchant

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What is an Empire?


War and violence in egypt

A succession of weak pharaohs and power struggles among rival nobles caused the country to fall to invaders

HYKSOS (HIHK-sohs)

Asian Nomadic invaders

Used Chariots

Ruled Egypt from 1640-1570 B.C.

Hebrews settled in Egypt during this time

War and Violence in Egypt


New kingdom of egypt

Pharaohs of the New Kingdom overthrew the Huksos

Hatshepsut declared herself Pharoah of Egypt

Her step son, Thutmose III was a warlike ruler

He took over as ruler and possibly murdered his step mother

Grew Egypt into a mighty empire stretching out to Nubian

Controlled lands around the Nile and far beyond

Power and wealth un-like ever before or ever again

New Kingdom of Egypt


The empire declines

Invasions by the Sea Peoples

Invasions by Palestinian Tribes

Empire broke apart into regional units

Libyan Pharaohs ruled Egypt

The people from Nubian known as The Kush took over after the Libyans were ousted from Egypt

Kush King named Piankhi overthrew the Libyans

The Kush Kingdom saw itself as the guardians of Egyptian civilization

The Empire Declines


The assyrian empire

850 B.C. Assyria acquired a large empire

Highly advanced military

State of the art weapons

Greatest power in Southwest Asia

The Assyrian Empire


Assyrian empire

Came from Mesopotamia

Constant warfare

Built an Empire from the Tigris River all the way to central Egypt

Glorified military strength

Metal armor

Copper helmets

Leather skirts

Iron swords

Pointed Spears

Assyrian Empire


Assyrian crumbles

Spread itself too thin

Earned many enemies

After defeating the Assyrians the Chaldeans made Babylon their capital city

Center of the new Empire

Nebuchadnezzar (NEHB-uh-kuhd-NEHZ-uhr – Ruler

Highest building was the seven tiered ziggurat more than 300 ft high

Astronomers kept detailed records of how the stars and planets changed at night

They concluded the sun, moon, Earth and five other planets belong to the solar system

The empire fell shortly after his death

The Persians would take over

Assyrian Crumbles


The persian empire

The Persian Empire


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